D87 HMS Newcastle

Royal Navy




1978 to 2004    


D87 HMS Newcastle

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Flight Deck: NC
Call Sign: GQIH


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1971-nov-11Ordered
1973-feb-21Laid down
1975-apr-24Launched
1978-jan-4Aircraft702 Sqn, 203 Flt Lynx XZ239 assigned as /345 Newcastle Flt
1978-febHomeportarrived at HMNB Portsmouth after completion of builders trials
1978-mar-23Commissioned
1979-mar-5DeploymentSouth Atlantic Maiden deployment to South Atlantic, returning Jun 1979
1981-mar-6Deployment Armilla Patrol departed HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month Armilla Patrol deployment to Middle East, Persian Gulf and East Africa, joining HMS Rothesay, RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olna. Relieved HMS Ardent on arrival. Returned 3 Aug 1981.
1982-feb-15Refit6 month refit, completed 21 Jul 1982.
1982-mar-15Aircraft815 Sqn, 203 Flt Lynx XZ242 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt but reassigned to Coventry Flt on 17 Apr 1982
1982-apr-17Aircraft815 Sqn, 203 Flt Lynx XZ700 assigned to Newcastle Flt but never reached the ship (sunk with mv Atlantic Conveyor 25 May 1982)
1982-may-4Aircraft815 Sqn, 203 Flt Lynx XZ720 assigned to Newcastle Flt aboard RFA Fort Austin, transferred to HMS Hermes 3 Jul 1982 for return to UK from Falkland Islands.
1982-may-17Aircraft815 Sqn Lynx XZ240 assigned to Newcastle Flt aboard HMS Hermes
1982-jun-28Aircraft815 Sqn, 241 Flt Lynx XZ256 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until Sep 1982 (when damaged S of Ascension Island).
1982-sepAircraft815 Sqn, 241 Flt Lynx XZ731 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until Mar 1984
1982-sep-6Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month security patrol around Falkland Islands in company with 5 other RN warships. Newcastle returned to UK on 20 Dec 1982.
1983-jul-15Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month security patrol around Falkland Islands in company with 3 other RN warships. Newcastle returned to UK in Dec 1983.
1984-mar-5Aircraft815 Sqn, 241 Flt Lynx XZ246 on temporary loan to Newcastle Flt
1984-jun-14Deploymentshort European waters deployment, returned 18 Jul 1984
1985-mayAircraft815 Sqn, 241 Flt Lynx ZD265 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until c Mar 1986
1985-oct-24Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month Persian Gulf and East African maritime security mission, arriving back in the UK on 27 Feb 1986
1986-jan-17DeploymentGulf of Aden Operation Balsac diverted to Aden for Operation Balsac
1986-mar-12Refitfor 19 month refit, to include many of the lessons from the 1982 Falklands conflict, emerging on 6 Nov 1987
1988-janAircraft815 Sqn, 223 Flt Lynx XZ248 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until c Dec 1990
1988-aug-3Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth after refit, for 4 month deployment as West Indies Guardship, returning on 12 Dec 1987.
1989DeploymentSouth Atlantic with Lynx XZ248 for South Atlantic Patrol
1989-sep-21Deploymentreturned from South Atlantic Patrol via East Pacific, Panama Canal and Caribbean on 21 Sep 1989.
1990-apr-9Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month maritime security and anti-narcotics mission in Caribbean as West Indies Guardship, returning early Aug 1990
1990-sepRefitsurface and low level air search radar Type 996 refit included installation of Type 996 radar and improved defensive systems, completed May 1991.
1990-decAircraft815 Sqn, 223 Flt Lynx ZF562 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until Mar 1991
1991-marAircraft815 Sqn, 219 Flt Lynx XZ691 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until Mar 1992
1992-mar-26Aircraft815 Sqn, 219 Flt Lynx XZ227 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt until c Feb 1993.
1992-may-12Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for Far East deployment and joined with the Invincible Group for Orient 92, returning 26 Nov 1992
1993-junAircraft815 Sqn, 219 Flt Lynx XZ248 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until c Aug 1995
1993-sep-8DeploymentSouth Atlantic departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month South Atlantic deployment, relieved on station by HMS Norfolk in Feb and returning via East Pacific, Panama Canal and Caribbean in Apr 1994
1995-aug-7RefitHMD Rosyth major refit at HMD Rosyth, completed Nov 1996
1996-augAircraft815 Sqn, 219 Flt Lynx XZ695 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until c Nov 1998
1997-nov-17Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 8 month deployment as West Indies Guardship, including relief visits to Montserrat after the Dec 1997 aftershocks of the Jun 1997 earthquake, returned Jul 1998.
1998-novAircraft815 Sqn, HQ Flt Lynx XZ230 on temporary loan to Newcastle Flt, still wearing /305
1999-janAircraft815 Sqn, 219 Flt Lynx XZ239 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt
1999-jan-9DeploymentPersian Gulf departed HMNB Portsmouth, as escort for HMS Invincible for Persian Gulf Iraqi sanctions enforcement deployment. On the return trip, diverted to the Adriatic to support UN operations in Kosovo and reached Portsmouth in late May 1999, when its Lynx departed by road for RNAS Yeovilton.
2000-may-2Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for a 7 month global deployment as part of NTG 2000 with HMS Cornwall and HMS Sutherland, being joined by FNS Aconit in the Mediterranean. Returned via the Indian Ocean, Yellow Sea, Hawaii and the Panama Canal to Portsmouth on 23 Nov 2000.
2000-jul-3DeploymentFF2000 Exercise Flying Fish 2000 Participated in FF2000
2001-junAircraft815 Sqn, 201 Flt Lynx XZ726 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt
2002-marDeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deployment. Operated around Falkland Islands between Mar 2002 and Aug 2002, relieving HMS Montrose and herself relieved by HMS Westminster. Returned to UK 23 Aug 2002.
2003-feb-12Aircraft815 Sqn, 219 Flt Lynx XZ228 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt
2003-julAircraft815 Sqn, 201 Flt Lynx ZD258 assigned as /345-NC Newcastle Flt, until Oct 2004
2004-janDeploymentCentral Mediterranean departed HMNB Portsmouth on a 7 month maritime security and counter-terrorism deployment to Mediterranean, returning on 6 Aug 2004
2004-sepPort VisitMayflower Park Present at 36th Southampton Boat Show
2004-octHomeportPaid off at HMNB Portsmouth
2005-janDecommissioned
2006-julFareham Creek by Jul 2006 was laid up in Fareham Creek
2008-novFate: scrappedAliaga Shipbreakers left 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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