L11 HMS Intrepid

Royal Navy




1967 to 1999    


L11 HMS Intrepid

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Call Sign: GLXH


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1962-dec-19Laid down
1964-jun-25Launched
1967-mar-11Commissioned
1967-jun-1damage to starboard turbine caused by overheating. 12 weeks repair in HMD Devonport needed.
1967-novDeploymentuntil Dec 1967, part of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
1967-nov-29AircraftRAF Sharjah final departure from Aden, with last 6 Wessex HC.2 of 78 Squadron embarked, heading for Sharjah.
1968-marDeploymentoff Persian Gulf islands of Tunb, to calm tension with Iran
1968-sep-20DeploymentExercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands with Sioux AH.1 of 3 CBAS embarked
1968-octPort VisitMoreton Bay visited Brisbane, after participating in Exercise Coral Sands with 3 CBAS, at least 13 of the unit Sioux AH.1 embarked.
1970-nov-19DeploymentBhola Island Operation Burlap to Bay of Bengal to assist in cyclone relief efforts
1972-novDeploymentparticipated in Exercise Corsica 72 off W coast of Corsica with HMS Bulwark, HMS Ark Royal and HMS Fearless.
1982-apr-15DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth for South Atlantic with 845 Squadron E Flt embarked and an 846 Squadron airframe, joining in the English Channel. Left theatre on 26 Jun 1982.
1986-oct-22Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for Middle East and Gulf of Arabia deployment. Embarked 40 Commando Royal Marines and 2x Sea King HC.4 from 846 NAS and returned Dec 1986.
1986-nov-20DeploymentArabian Sea Participated in Exercise Saif Sareea 86 between 20 and 30 Nov 1986, off Masirah Island.
1999-aug-31Decommissioned
2005-julFareham Creek by Jul 2005 was laid up in Fareham Creek
2008-sepFate: scrappedCammell Laird towed from Portsmouth to Birkenhead for breakers yard at Canada Dock and scrapping completed by Aug 2009

Specifications    

    from Fearless class
580crew
400troops
12200full load (tn)
158.50length (m)
24.40beam (m)
6.20draught (m)
5000range (nm)
21max speed (knots)
22000power (shp)
2Naval Engine steam turbines
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 262
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 994

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
Royal Navy Westland wessex 05
Royal Navy Westland sea king 04

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

John Brown, Clydebank


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