24-oct-98    to    01-nov-98

Operation Tellar

24-oct-98    to    01-nov-98

honduras Honduras and Nicaragua and adjoining areas

Tropical storm system noted around 22 Oct developed into the Cat 5 Hurricane Mitch by 26 Oct and ravaged the northern coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua before moving inland around 30 Oct and eventually swinging around towards Florida by 4 Nov. It left the Honduran island of Guanaja flattened and the huge amount of rain dumped, caused mudslides around Posoltega in Nicaragua. Estimates put the death toll in excess of 10000.

In addition to the Netherlands Navy, the French Navy despatched the Jeanne dArc on 6 Nov under Operation Cormorant, reaching the Nicaragua / Guatemala area on 13 Nov.


Dates UnitModels
    oct98 to nov98 UK 845 NAS Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
    oct98 to nov98 UK 847NAS Royal Marines Lynx
SA341B Gazelle AH.1

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


Helicopter Carrier   Jeanne d Arc class French Navy R97 Jeanne d'Arc,
Frigate   Karel Doorman class Royal Netherlands Navy F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan,
Frigate   Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class Royal Navy F96 HMS Sheffield,
Assault Carrier   Ocean class Royal Navy L12 HMS Ocean,
Landing Ship/Platform Dock   Round Table class Royal Fleet Auxiliary L3505 RFA Sir Tristram,
Support Ship   Rover class Royal Fleet Auxiliary A273 RFA Black Rover,

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