D88 HMS Glasgow

Royal Navy




1977 to 2005    


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Flight Deck: GW
Call Sign: GQIJ
See Also: FF Type 26 class


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1971-novOrdered
1974-mar-7Laid down
1976-apr-14Launched
1977-may-25Commissionedwith the icon of St Mungo, Patron Saint of Glasgow as Ships Crest
1979-junAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ254/344-GW for Ships Flt until Apr 1981
1980-aug-8Deploymentto St Lucia for disaster relief operations following Hurricane Allen
1981-aprAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ732/344-GW for Ships Flt until Apr 1982
1981-mayDeploymentsupported by RFA Olwen and HM Submarine Superb, shadowed Kirov task group in the northern Atlantic.
1982-apr-2Deployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise to join CV Battle Group, suffering bomb damage on 12 May and leaving theatre on 27 May 1982.
1982-apr-17Aircraftallocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ247/344 for Ships Flt until May 1982
1982-may-12DeploymentOperation Corporate hit by 1000lb bomb, which passed through the hull without exploding.
1982-may-25Aircraftallocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ696/344-GW for Ships Flt until Jun 1982
1982-sepAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ694/344-GW for Ships Flt until Dec 1982
1984-mar-12Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for a 5 month and Indian Ocean deployment, returned on 18 Aug
1986-sepAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ696/344-GW for Ships Flt until Mar 1988
1987-marDeploymentsent to Zeebrugge, to assist with the capsized ferry, Herald of Free Enterprise
1987-mar-31Deploymentdeparted HMNB Rosyth for 5 month North Atlantic and Caribbean deployment, returned on 28 Aug
1988-sepAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3S XZ240/344-GW for Ships Flt until Mar 1991
1990-aprDeploymentTask Group 318.1 left for western North Atlantic deployment as part of TG 318.1, escorting HMS Ark Royal (flagship), HMS Brave and HMS Cumberland, supported by RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olna. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 28 Jun.
1991-marAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ232/344-GW for Ships Flt until Oct 1991
1991-jun-13Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month Far East deployment, returned to HMNB Rosyth on 22 Nov
1991-novRefitat HMD Rosyth, until mid Feb 1992
1992-janAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ726/344-GW for Ships Flt until Sep 1992
1992-sepAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ235/344-GW for Ships Flt until Nov 1992
1992-novAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ250/344-GW for Ships Flt until Jul 1993
1993-julAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3S XZ721/344-GW for Ships Flt until Mar 1994
1993-novDeploymentdeployed to Gulf and Middle East and returned to HMNB Portsmouth in Mar 1994
1994-mayAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3 ZD268/344-GW for Ships Flt until Dec 1995
1994-jun-21Port Visit3 day visit to the Baltic Sea port of Baltyisk, departed 24 Jun
1994-sep-10Port Visitvisit to Cherbourg
1994-oct-16Port Visit6 day visit to St Petersburg as Royal Escort for HMY Britannia
1996-janAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ727/344-GW for Ships Flt until Jul 1996
1996-feb-29Deployment50nm NW of Isle of Lewis Medical assistance Ships Flt Lynx transferred medical staff to a Russian Victor III class submarine, operating c 50 nm NW of Isle of Lewis to assess illness of a Russian crewman.
1998-mayAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3S ZD255/344-GW for Ships Flt until Feb 2000
1999-sep-18DeploymentSavu Sea East Timor Operation Langar departed Darwin, Aus as part of an Australian and New Zealand fleet (INTERFET), to assist international peacekeeping forces in East Timor until 30 Sep, and returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 11 Nov.
1999-sep-18Deploymentleft Darwin as part of an international peace keeping force, for East Timor.
2000-febAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3S ZD254/344-GW for Ships Flt until Oct 2000
2000-octAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ733/344-GW for Ships Flt until Sep 2001
2001DeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Feb 2001 and Jul 2001, relieving HMS Iron Duke and herself relieved by HMS Edinburgh.
2003-sep-5Port VisitYorkhill Quay visited Glasgow for 9 days
2003-nov-3DeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deployment. Operated around Falkland Islands between Nov 2003 and Apr 2004, relieving HMS Lancaster and herself relieved by HMS Cardiff. Returned 7 May 2004.
2003-dec-11Port VisitLuanda Bay Port first visit to Angola by a RN Warship for a decade, in company with RFA Gold Rover
2004-oct-11Port Visit7 day visit to Glasgow, prior to decommissioning
2005-feb-1Decommissioned
2006-julFareham Creek by Jul 2006 was laid up in Fareham Creek
2009-jan-7Fate: scrappedAliaga Shipbreakers left Portsmouth, under tow to Turkey, for scrapping

Specifications    

    from Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class
3560light (tn)
4350full load (tn)
125length (m)
14beam (m)
5.80draught (m)
4000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
50000power (shp)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
1Missile Launcher Sea Dart
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 909
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11


The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

Swan Hunter, Wallsend


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