F99 HMS Cornwall

UK Royal Navy




1988 to 2011    


F99 HMS Cornwall

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Flight Deck: CW
Call Sign: GDLU


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1983-dec-14Laid down
1985-oct-14Launchedaka the Fighting Ice Cream or the Fighting 99
1988-apr-23Commissionedin Falmouth
1990-aprAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3S XZ237/412-CW for Ships Flt until c Dec 1990
1990-jun-22Port Visit22+23 June participated with Fleet Days Den Helder Netherlands. On board Lynx HAS.3 XZ237.
1990-decAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ234/412-CW for Ships Flt until c Apr 1991
1991-julAircraftallocated Sea King HAS.6 XZ571/136 of 826 NAS for Ships Flt until c Jun 1992
1992-julAircraftallocated Sea King HAS.6 XV696/132 of 826 NAS B Flt, for Ships Flt until c Dec 1992
1993-janAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3S ZD259/412-CW for Ships Flt until c Apr 1993
1993-aprAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3GMS ZD255/412-CW for Ships Flt until c Mar 1995
1994-octDeploymentDeployment to Arabian Gulf with HMS Cardiff, as part of US Operation Vigilant Warrior in support of Kuwait.
1996-febAircraftallocated 810 Sq Sea King HAS.6 XV660/511-CW as Ships Flt until c May 1997
1996-jul-26Port VisitRUSt Petersburg Port Russian Navy 300th anniversary 5 day visit to St Petersburg, departed 30 Jul.
1997-junAircraftallocated Lynx HMA.8 ZD566/412-CW for Ships Flt until Dec 1997
1998-feb-16Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport on Atlantic and West Africa maritime security deployment with Sea King of 810 NAS embarked. Returned to UK Aug 1998.
1998-feb-19DeploymentSLFreetown Port Freetown and Islands Operation Resilient Ordered to make for Sierra Leone for humanitarian support. Relieved HMS Monmouth on station, on 23 Feb. Ships Flt Sea King instrumental in airlifting medical supplies and food to island communities on Bo, Kenema and Makeni. Continued on original deployment on 20 Mar.
2000DeploymentDeparted Plymouth for NTG 2000 deployment ( old ocean wave) first stop Gib then on to Haifa, Oman, Singapore, Manila, Tokyo, Pusan, Shanghai, Vladivostok across the international date line to Honolulu, San Diego, Venezuela then across the Atlantic home to Plymouth
2000-jul-3DeploymentFF2000 Exercise Flying Fish 2000 Participated in FF2000
2001-junAircraftassigned 810NAS B Flt Sea King HAS.6 XV711/515-CW as Ships Flt until c Mar 2002
2002-mayAircraftembarked Sea King as Ships Flt ZA169/515-CW from 771 NAS B Flt until c Oct 2002.
2003-jan-16Deploymentdeparted UK with a Lynx HAS.3 and a Lynx HMA.8 embarked, for Gibraltar arriving 19 Jan. Later relieved by HMS Westminster.
2003-jun-3Port VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta for visit to Grand Harbour, Malta.
2005-octAircraftallocated Lynx HMA.8 XZ725/412-CW for Ships Flt until damaged in Feb 2006. For repair.
2006-may-29Aircraft815 NAS Cornwall Flt Lynx HMA.8 embarked is XZ725/412-CW
2006-augAircraftallocated Lynx HMA.8 ZD261/437 (on short term loan) for Ships Flt, until c Oct 2006
2006-novAircraftallocated Lynx HAS.3S XZ692 (on short term loan) for Ships Flt, until c Dec 2006
2006-decAircraftreturn of Lynx HMA.8 XZ725/412-CW for Ships Flt until c Jun 2007
2007-jan-22Deploymentleft HMNB Devonport for 8 month deployment, supported by RFA Fort Austin, to the northern Persian Gulf as part of CTF 158 (relieved by HMS Richmond on 17 Jul), returning on 26 Aug 2007.
2007-febPort VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta visited Valletta, Malta
2007-mar-23DeploymentIQShatt al-Arab platforms Dispute 15 of the Ships Company detained by The Islamic Republic of Iran in an alleged violation of territorial waters dispute near the mouth of Shatt al-Arab. Released 5 Apr.
2008-mayAircraftallocated Lynx HMA.8 XZ689/338 for Ships Flt until c Jun 2008 (on loan from Campbeltown Flt).
2008-sep-23Port VisitDEHamburg Port 4 day visit to Hamburg, departed 26 Sep.
2008-oct-4DeploymentNorth Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
2008-decAircraftallocated Lynx HMA.8 ZD258/412-CW for Ships Flt, until c Dec 2009
2009-apr-28Deployment8 month counter-piracy deployment via Mediterranean to Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf and off Somalia as flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, returning to Devonport on 10 Dec 2009.
2010-febAircraftallocated Lynx HMA.8 ZF560/412-CW for Ships Flt, until c May 2010
2010-apr-24Port Visit5 day visit to Falmouth, with Ship Open to Visitors on 25 Apr.
2010-jul-23Port Visit4 day visit to Fowey, with Ship Open to Visitors on 24 and 25 Jul, departed 26 Jul.
2010-oct-28Deployment Combined Task Force 151 Departed HMNB Devonport for the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa on a 6 month anti-piracy and maritime security mission as Command Ship for Combined Task Force 151.
2011-apr-25Port VisitVisited Falmouth for final time before decommissioning.
2011-apr-26Port VisitReturned to Devonport for final time, prior to decommissioning.
2011-jun-30Decommissionedat HMNB Devonport, in advance of her planned out of service date, following the Oct 2010 Defence Review. In 2004, planned decommissioning date had been 2015.
2011-jul-13Ships company marched through Truro in a Freedom of the Duchy of Cornwall ceremony
2011-oct-25Ship s Bell handed over to Truro Cathedral.
2012-feb-15ships hull towed from Devonport to Portsmouth Harbour, arriving 16 Feb, to be stripped before sale or scrapping
2013-aprFareham Creek by Apr 2013 was laid up in Fareham Creek
2013-jul-27sold for scrap to Swansea Drydock Ltd
2013-oct-24Fate: scrappedQueens Dock Breakers Yard departed Portsmouth under tow on 24 Oct, for Swansea to be scrapped, arrived Swansea 30 Oct. Interior strip out complete and moved to dry dock for dismantling 21 May 2014.

Specifications    

    from Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class
250crew
4900full load (tn)
148.10length (m)
14.80beam (m)
6.40draught (m)
4500range (nm)
30max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGAG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
2Missile Launcher Sea Wolf
1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 911
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050

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