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  • Hurricane Ike relief operations


    07-sep-08    to    25-sep-08

    The origins of Ike were in a tropical depression first spotted near the Cape Verde Islands around 28 Aug 2008. It developed through a Tropical Storm and moved westward as it intensified, striking the Turks and Caicos Islands on 7 Sep and passing on south westwards across Cuba between 7 and 8 Sep.

    Multinational aid was mobilised and the British sent a Frigate and a Support Ship as part of its contribution, while Ike headed on veering NW, to buzzsaw through Texas following a landfall near Galveston by 15 Sep.


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    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


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    Frigate  Type 23 Duke class   Royal Navy F234 HMS Iron Duke,
    Support Ship  Wave class   Royal Fleet Auxiliary A390 RFA Wave Ruler,

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