D92 HMS Liverpool

Royal Navy




1982 to 2012    


D92 HMS Liverpool

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Flight Deck: LP
Call Sign: GZIS


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1977-may-27Ordered
1978-jul-5Laid downas Batch 2 Type 42
1980-sep-25LaunchedCammell Laird Birkenhead
1982-jul-9Commissionedaka Crazy Red Chicken
1982-sepAircraft815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ245 assigned as /332-LP until c Aug 1983
1988-marAircraft829 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD251 assigned as /332-LP until c Oct 1988
1998-aug-28DeploymentHMNB Portsmouth International Festival of Sea Participated in IFoS 1998, Portsmouth on board Lynx XZ727
2001-janRefitat Rosyth Dockyard, for c 18 months, emerging May 2002
2003-jan-17Deployment Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq, completing 19 Apr 2003.
2003-apr-19DeploymentSembawang naval base departed Persian Gulf supported by RFA Grey Rover for Singapore and mid deployment maintenance before exercising with the Singapore Navy. Returned to the UK on 7 Aug.
2005-febDeploymentdeployed as APT(N) in the Caribbean, as part of Task Group 326.01 with RFA Wave Knight in support.
2006-janDeploymentAPT(S) departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month South Atlantic deployment, returned Jul 2006.
2006-decRefit6 month refit including work on communications systems and the 4.5" gun, ending May 2007
2007-sep-8Port Visitvisit to Liverpool
2009-janRefitc 12 month refit, emerging 2010
2010-may-10Deployment Exercise Auriga 2010 departed HMNB Portsmouth for exercise in W Atlantic. returned to UK Aug 2010.
2010-jun-28Port VisitBedford Basin Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax for MARLANT Fleet Review
2010-octAircraft815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ731 assigned with 217 Flt to HMS Liverpool until decommissioning.
2011-mar-29DeploymentLibyan coast Gulf of Sirte Operation Unified Protector Deployed to Libya with 815 NAS 217 Flt Lynx embarked, as part of Operation Unified Protector to relieve HMS Cumberland and enforce embargo around Gulf of Sirte, returning to HMNB Portsmouth on 7 Nov 2011, after being relieved by HMS York.
2011-jun-5Port VisitGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta Operation Unified Protector entered Malta during break from Libyan coast operations, until 11 Jun
2011-sep-11Port VisitGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta visited Malta during Operation Unified Protector deployment.
2012-jan-26Port VisitWest India Docks visit to West India Docks, London until 30 Jan, for final time before decommissioning. 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ731/323 aboard.
2012-feb-24Port VisitKing George V Dock to Glasgow for 4 day visit on the Clyde prior to decommissioning, departing on 27 Feb
2012-feb-29Port Visitfinal visit to Merseyside and her namesake city before decommissioning, departed 4 Mar.
2012-mar-30Decommissionedat South Railway Jetty, HMNB Portsmouth. Ships bell has been preserved at Our Lady and St Nicholas sailors church in Chapel Street, Liverpool.
2013-aprFareham Creek by Apr 2013 was laid up in Fareham Creek
2014-oct-22Fate: scrappedAliaga Shipbreakers departed Portsmouth under tow (by M/S Pantodynamos) for scrapping at Layal Ship Recycling, Turkey

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    

Cammell Laird,


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