D98 HMS York

Royal Navy




1985 to 2012    


D98 HMS York

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Flight Deck: YK
Call Sign: GBBB


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1979-apr-25Ordered
1980-jan-8Laid down
1982-jun-21Launched
1985-jun-1Aircraft815 Squadron 217 (York) Flt formed with Lynx HAS.2 XZ689/407-YK at RNAS Portland, until c Jun 1986
1985-aug-9Commissionedat HMD Rosyth
1986-julAircraft815 NAS 217 Flt Lynx HAS.3GSM XZ227/407-YK assigned until Apr 1988
1990-sepDeploymentPersian Gulf Armilla Patrol Along with HMS Battleaxe and HMS Jupiter, were relieved by HMS Brazen, HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester (as part of TG 321.1).
1994Refitnavigation radar Type 1007 Refit to modernise radars, adding the Type 996 Air Search and Type 1007 Navigation.
1995-octAircraftassigned 815 NAS 221 Flt Lynx HAS.3SGM XZ228/407-YK, until c Jan 1999
2000-mayAircraft815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD265 as York Flt / 407-YK by May 2000, until c Mar 2001
2002-may-16Port VisitMumbai Harbour to Mumbai, for 4 day visit and to work with INS Delhi.
2003-jan-17Deployment Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq, completing 17 May 2003.
2005-julDeploymentleft HMNB Portsmouth for a 5 month Far East deployment in support of the Five Powers Defence Agreement.
2006-mayDeploymentrelieved HMS Nottingham on station, as part of eastern Mediterranean anti-terrorism deployment.
2006-julDeploymentoff Lebanon Operation Highbrow assisted in evacuation of British nationals from Beirut, during Israel-Lebanon war
2006-sepAircraftRAF Akrotiri Lynx XZ228 airfreighted to Akrotiri for 219 York Flt/407-YK, assigned until c Jan 2007
2007-jul-20Port Visitvisited Tyneside
2009-may-1Port VisitSt. Helier, Jersey Ship Open to Visitors at 2nd Jersey Boat Show in St Helier Marina
2009-nov-30DeploymentSouth Atlantic left HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month deployment to relieve HMS Gloucester as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South). Believed to have Lynx HAS.3GMS ZD264/407-YK embarked.
2010-jun-10Homeportreturned to HMNB Portsmouth after 7 months as APT(S), having been relieved in theatre by HMS Portland.
2011-feb-11DeploymentBenghazi Operation Deference left HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South) but diverted en route on 22 Feb to Mediterranean via Malta to deliver a consignment of Swedish medical aid and equipment to Benghazi (by 2 Mar) and was relieved on station by HMS Westminster, before heading for South Atlantic. Returned to UK 8 Jul 2011.
2011-feb-26Port VisitGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta entered Malta, with refugees from Libya, prior to departing with humanitarian aid supplies
2011-jun-22Port Visitvisited Bermuda for 2 day stay
2011-oct-17DeploymentLibyan coast left HMNB Portsmouth to relieve HMS Liverpool off Libya, as part of Operation Unified Protector
2011-decDeploymentdesignated Fleet Ready Escort, to deter threats in UK waters.
2012-may-5HMNB Portsmouth at HMNB Portsmouth
2012-sep-13Port Visitto King George Dock, Hull for final visit prior to decommissioning, and a Freedom of the City of York parade on 15 Sep.
2012-sep-20Homeportreturned to HMNB Portsmouth for the final time, prior to decommissioning.
2012-sep-27Decommissionedat HMNB Portsmouth
2015-aug-19Fate: scrappedAliaga Shipbreakers departed Portsmouth under tow, for scrapping in Turkey

Specifications    

    from Type 42 (Batch 3)
3880light (tn)
5350full load (tn)
141.10length (m)
14.90beam (m)
5.80draught (m)
1Missile Launcher Sea Dart
1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 1022
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2016

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Builder    

Swan Hunter, Wallsend


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