D97 HMS Edinburgh

Royal Navy




1986 to 2013    


D97 HMS Edinburgh

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Flight Deck: EN
Call Sign: GBBE


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1979-apr-25Ordered
1980-sep-8Laid downat Birkenhead on Merseyside
1983-apr-14Launchedaka The Fortress of the Sea
1985-dec-17Commissioned
1987Deployment Armilla Patrol maiden deployment to Gulf
1988-janAircraftassigned Lynx HAS.3 XZ689 as 815 NAS / 411-EB Edinburgh Flt until c Nov 1989
1988-sep-26Port VisitHMAS Kuttabul Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1989DeploymentSTANAVFORLANT spent time with NATO Atlantic patrol
1990RefitCIWS Phalanx 20 mm included addition of a pair of Phalanx CIWS, completed 1991
1990-mayAircraftassigned Lynx HAS.3 XZ696 as 815 NAS / 411-EB Edinburgh Flt until c Feb 1991
1992-mayDeploymentPersian Gulf Armilla Patrol Armilla Patrol
1994RefitHMD Rosyth refit at HMD Rosyth
1998-janDeploymentdeployed to South Atlantic as Falkland Islands Guardship, returned to UK in Sep.
2001-may-15DeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Jul 2001 and Oct 2001, relieving HMS Glasgow and herself relieved by HMS Montrose. Returned Nov.
2002-sep-16Port VisitAugusta relieved HMS Chatham on Standing Naval Force Mediterranean duty at Augusta (Sicily).
2003-jan-17Deployment Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq and as escort to HMS Ocean, completing 28 May 2003.
2004-aprDeploymentSTANAVFORMED spent time with NATO Mediterranean patrol
2004-novRefitHMD Rosyth Refit major refit at HMD Rosyth, until Sep 2005
2006-sepDeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) relieved HMS Chatham for APT(S) tasking.
2008-febDeployment5 month Gulf and Far East deployment, returned Jul 2008
2008-feb-26Port VisitGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta escorted HMS Illustrious into Malta
2010-jan-25RefitHMD Portsmouth Dockyard entered dry dock at HMD Portsmouth by BAE Systems for her final, 10 month refit which included engine reconditioning / replacement, hull resurfacing and other hydrodynamic efficiencies.
2011-may-25DeploymentSouth Atlantic APT(S) Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Task (South), to relieve HMS York, returning on 2 Dec 2011.
2011-nov-1Port VisitBalboa Bridge of the Americas Visited Balboa, Panama while returning to the UK.
2012-sep-24DeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month Atlantic Patrol Task (South) mission, to relieve HMS Dauntless. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 28 Mar 2013.
2012-nov-11Port VisitAnchored off Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, crew took part in Rememberance Day ceremonial, along with a party of 50 veterans from the Falklands War on the 30th anniversary of the conflict.
2012-decPort VisitSimon Town Naval Dockyard visited Simons Town over Christmas 2012, departed 7 Jan 2013.
2013-may-7Port VisitTower Bridge Upper last visit tied up alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool of London, for Battle of the Atlantic commemorations, with Lynx HMA.8 XZ736/322-AS on board.
2013-may-15Port VisitLeith Docks Ocean Terminal to Leith (nr Edinburgh) for final visit, prior to decommissioning, until 21 May.
2013-may-23Port VisitCammell Laird Birkenhead Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary to Merseyside - her launch site, for farewell visit and to take part in BOA70 commemorations, until 27 May
2013-may-31Homeportreturn to HMNB Portsmouth for final time, prior to decommissioning.
2013-jun-6Decommissionedat HMNB Portsmouth
2015-aug-12Fate: 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

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
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The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

Cammell Laird,


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