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  • honduras Operation Tellar

    Honduras and Nicaragua and adjoining areas

    24-oct-98    to    01-nov-98

    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.


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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        oct98 to nov98 UK 845 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Sea King HC.4
        oct98 to nov98 UK 847 squadron Royal Marines Lynx
    SA341B Gazelle AH.1

    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


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    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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