F101 HMS Yarmouth

Royal Navy

1960 to 1986    

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Flight Deck: YM
Call Sign: GDDH

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1957-nov-29Laid down
1960-mar-26Commissionedaka The Duck
1961-junDeploymentKuwait Operation Vantage off Kuwait, to deter Iraqi intentions
1961-sep-2DeploymentAden Harbour Aden escorted HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with RFA Olna (A216) and RFA Reliant
1961-decRefituntil Jul 1962 at HMD Devonport for refit
1962-julHomeportLondonderry, NI Londonderry new base Londonderry, NI
1965-jul-13in collision with HMS Tiptoe, SE of Portland during an anti-submarine exercise, damaging her underside.
1966RefitReady for Wasp Sea Cat until Sep 1968 at HMD Portsmouth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1968-nov-15AircraftLyme Bay Wasp XS533/456 829 NAS Yarmouth Flt ditched in Lyme Bay. Wreck recovered.
1968-decDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1969-julDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-aprDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1971HomeportHMD Rosyth Rosyth new base HMNB Rosyth
1973-febDeploymentGibraltar as Gibraltar guard ship
1974-augRefitHMD Rosyth Rosyth until May 1975 at HMD Rosyth for refit.
1978RefitRosyth until Jan 1981 at HMD Rosyth for refit, re-joining the Fleet in Jun 1981.
1978-marDeploymentPortsall Rocks Environmental ordered to accident site of Amoco Cadiz, which had run aground on 16 Mar, to assist in cleanup operations. Relieved by HMS Nubian.
1982-may-21Deployment Operation Corporate Assisted survivors of HMS Ardent in Falkland Sound.
1982-jun-18DeploymentSouth Thule Operation Keyhole in company with HMS Endurance and supported by RFA Olmeda, recovered South Thule.
1982-nov-22In collision with HMS Minerva off Portland.
1987-jun-16Fate: sunkSunk as a fleet target by HMS Manchester.


    from Type 12 Rothesay class
2144light (tn)
2577full load (tn)
112.70length (m)
12.50beam (m)
5.20draught (m)
30max speed (knots)
1Missile Launcher Sea Cat
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993


    Typical Max
Royal Navy westland wasp 11

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