UK Type 81 Tribal class

Frigate
ships



1961    


Frigate Type 81 Tribal class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
ID Khristina Tiyahahu Class 1984


Specifications

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250crew
2300light (tn)
2700full load (tn)
110length (m)
13beam (m)
5.30draught (m)
28max speed (knots)
1Naval Engine propulsion system: COSAG
2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
2Naval Gun Mark 5 4.5 inch (114mm)
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar Mk 10 Limbo
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162

Aircraft

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UK Royal Navy Westland wasp 11


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Shipyards

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UK Alexander Stephen - 1
UK BAE Systems (Vickers) - 1
UK HMD Devonport - Devonport1
UK HMD Portsmouth - Portsmouth1
UK J Samuel White - East Cowes1
UK Vosper Thornycroft - Woolston1
UK Yarrow - Scotstoun1


List of Ships

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UKRoyal NavyF117HMS AshantiGDCE - AS19611977
UKRoyal NavyF131HMS NubianGHGB - NU19621981
UKRoyal NavyF133HMS TartarGHGC - TA19621980
Khristina Tiyahahu Class ID TNI-AL 333 KRI Hasanuddin 19862009
UKRoyal NavyF119HMS EskimoGDFE - ES19631979
UKRoyal NavyF122HMS GurkhaGFYA - GU19631984
Khristina Tiyahahu Class ID TNI-AL 332 KRI Wilhelmus Zakarias Yohanes 19851999
UKRoyal NavyF125HMS MohawkGHQX - MO19631979
UKRoyal NavyF124HMS ZuluGFKR - ZU19671984
Khristina Tiyahahu Class ID TNI-AL 331 KRI Martha Kristina Tiyahahu 19851999

7 units


Events

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1956-febOrderedUK F117 HMS Ashanti
1958-jan-15Laid downUK F117 HMS Ashanti Yard No 2121
1958-oct-22Laid downUK F119 HMS Eskimo as Yard No. 2001
1958-nov-3Laid downUK F122 HMS Gurkha
1959-mar-9LaunchedUK F117 HMS Ashanti
1959-sep-7Laid downUK F131 HMS Nubian
1959-oct-22Laid downUK F133 HMS Tartar
1960-mar-20LaunchedUK F119 HMS Eskimo
1960-jul-11LaunchedUK F122 HMS Gurkha
1960-sep-6LaunchedUK F131 HMS Nubian
1960-sep-19LaunchedUK F133 HMS Tartar
1960-dec-13Laid downUK F124 HMS Zulu
1960-dec-23Laid downUK F125 HMS Mohawk
1961-aug-5DeploymentUK F133 HMS Tartar present at Plymouth Navy Days 1961
1961-nov-23CommissionedUK F117 HMS Ashanti
1962-feb-26CommissionedUK F133 HMS Tartar
1962-mar-4AircraftUK F117 HMS Ashanti P.531 XN334 ditched while operating trials off Portland.
1962-apr-5LaunchedUK F125 HMS Mohawk Yard No. 1063
1962-jul-3LaunchedUK F124 HMS Zulu
1962-oct-4TrialsUK F117 HMS Ashanti engines failed during sea trials in the Caribbean
1962-oct-9CommissionedUK F131 HMS Nubian
1963-febTrialsUK F131 HMS Nubian deck landing trials by pre-production Wasp XS463 during mid Feb.
1963-feb-13CommissionedUK F122 HMS Gurkha Recommissioned in 1982 after being laid up in 1979
1963-feb-21CommissionedUK F119 HMS Eskimo
1963-nov-29CommissionedUK F125 HMS Mohawk aka The Mighty Mo
1963-dec-6HomeportUK F125 HMS Mohawk HMNB Portsmouth
1963-dec-17TrialsUK F125 HMS Mohawk first trials with Wasp HAS.1, off Portland
1964-febAircraftUK F125 HMS Mohawk Wasp XS532 assigned as /474-MO, until Mar 1964
1964-marAircraftUK F125 HMS Mohawk First Tribal class warship to embark a Wasp, off Portland.
1964-marAircraftUK F125 HMS Mohawk Wasp XS538 assigned as /474-MO
1964-marAircraftUK F117 HMS Ashanti assigned Wasp HAS.1 XS540 as Ashanti Flt/177-AS, until c Aug 1965.
1964-apr-17CommissionedUK F124 HMS Zulu recommissioned in 1982 after being laid up in 1979
1964-mayAircraftUK F124 HMS Zulu allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS544 /442 as Zulu Flt until c Sep 1965
1964-jun-1DeploymentUK F125 HMS Mohawk departed HMNB Portmouth for an Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean deployment, returning on 1 May 1965.
1964-aug-17Port VisitUK F125 HMS Mohawk visited Mombasa, departed 3 Sep
1964-sepAircraftUK F125 HMS Mohawk temporarily exchanged Wasp XS538 for an unidentified Wasp, equipped for tropical trials for a few days in early Sep, while at Aden. XS538 returned prior to departure.
1964-oct-6DeploymentUK F125 HMS Mohawk working in company with HMS Gurkha off Bahrain
1964-oct-6DeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha working in company with HMS Mohawk off Bahrain
1964-novAircraftUK F131 HMS Nubian assigned 700W Sq Wasp XS566 as Nubian Flt/187-NU until c Mar 1965.
1965-janAircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT416/183-ES by Feb 1965, /453-ES by Aug 1965, until c Jun 1966
1965-may-14RefitUK F125 HMS Mohawk arrived HMD Rosyth for a refit
1965-augAircraftUK F131 HMS Nubian assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT422 as Nubian Flt/457 until c Apr 1966.
1965-sepAircraftUK F122 HMS Gurkha allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT434 as Gurkha Flt/444 until Apr 1968, when it transferred to HMS Aurora following loss of her Wasp.
1966DeploymentUK F125 HMS Mohawk relieved HMS Carysfort, off Seychelles.
1966-mayDeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha Stationed off Abu Dhabi to ease tension over an oil dispute
1966-mayAircraftUK F131 HMS Nubian assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT442 as Nubian Flt/457-NU until c Apr 1967.
1966-julDeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha Beira Patrol c 20 day duty on Beira Patrol off Mozambique channel relieving HMS Leander.
1966-decAircraftUK F133 HMS Tartar assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS570 for Tartar Flt, until May 1969.
1967UK F117 HMS Ashanti Alongside in Aden for COSAG repair. Some crew seconded to Army for road blocks and up country retreat tactics.
1967DeploymentUK F125 HMS Mohawk near miss with frigate FNS Henri off Anguilla in the Caribbean, while operating with HMS Lynx.
1967-mayAircraftUK F131 HMS Nubian assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT420 as Nubian Flt/457-NU until c Jan 1969.
1967-junDeploymentUK F131 HMS Nubian assigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War.
1967-junDeploymentUK F117 HMS Ashanti assigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War. Relieved on station by HMS Eskimo.
1967-junDeploymentUK F119 HMS Eskimo relieved HMS Ashanti standing off Aden during Arab-Israeli six day war of 1967.
1967-julDeploymentUK F125 HMS Mohawk relieved in Bahamas by HMS Leander, as West Indies Guardship
1967-jul-24DeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha departed HMNB Portsmouth on initial 9 month operation of her 3rd commission to the Persian Gulf, via Simonstown. Sirius Flt Wasp transferred aboard as /444 Gurkha Flt.
1967-augDeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha Beira Patrol two duties on Beira Patrol during Aug and Sep 1967 on outward leg of deployment.
1967-octAircraftUK F124 HMS Zulu allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT438/442 as Zulu Flt until c Nov 1969
1967-nov-7DeploymentUK F133 HMS Tartar Deployed to Far East and Indian Ocean with Wasp HAS.1 XS570 until returned to HMD Devonport in Apr 1969.
1968RefitUK F122 HMS Gurkha until 1970
1968-marDeploymentUK F133 HMS Tartar off Persian Gulf islands of Tunb, as escort to HMS Intrepid, to calm tension with Iran
1969-janAircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV631/453-ES, until damaged at RAF North Front Aug 1969.
1969-marAircraftUK F131 HMS Nubian assigned 829 Sq Wasp XV623 as Nubian Flt/457 by Mar 1969 still Aug 1970
1969-nov-20DeploymentUK F133 HMS Tartar departed UK for 12 month global deployment, returning Nov 1970.
1969-decAircraftUK F117 HMS Ashanti assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT794 as Ashanti Flt/427-AS, until Sep 1975.
1970DeploymentUK F131 HMS Nubian Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970RefitUK F125 HMS Mohawk in HMD Portsmouth, until 1972.
1970-janAircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT427/453 until c Jun 1970
1970-apr-17DeploymentUK F131 HMS Nubian Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters off Mauritius as standby for secondary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1970-may-28DeploymentUK F133 HMS Tartar Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-junAircraftUK F122 HMS Gurkha allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS567 as Gurkha Flt/444 until c Aug 1976
1970-jul-8Port VisitUK F133 HMS Tartar alongside in Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa until 13 Jul 1970.
1970-sepDeploymentUK F119 HMS Eskimo Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-sepAircraftUK F124 HMS Zulu allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT790/442 as Zulu Flt until c Jun 1972
1970-oct-23DeploymentUK F124 HMS Zulu attended mv Pacific Glory in company with HMS Andromeda and the Bembridge Lifeboat RNLI Jesse Lamb off Isle of Wight, after she was hit and set ablaze in the English Channel.
1971-feb-17Port VisitUK F119 HMS Eskimo Represented the UK at 5th Annual Massawa Naval Days, Ethiopia (now in Eritrea). Departed on 25 Feb.
1971-julRefitUK F119 HMS Eskimo Sea Cat with GWS-21, completed a refit at HMD Chatham, shake down and re-commissioned on 15 Dec 1973.
1971-dec-11DeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha Indo-Pakistan war contingency stood off East Pakistan (before Bangladesh was formed) as escort to HMS Albion (R07), to support British nationals during the conflict
1972-febAircraftUK F125 HMS Mohawk assigned 829Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as Mohawk Flt/474-MO until damaged during forced landing 20 Mar 1972.
1972-marAircraftUK F125 HMS Mohawk 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS568 assigned as /474-MO
1972-mayDeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha as West Indies Guardship, until Dec 1972
1972-octAircraftUK F131 HMS Nubian assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT415 as Nubian Flt/457 until c Jan 1973
1973-mayPort VisitUK F119 HMS Eskimo present at Chatham Navy Days
1973-jun-5AircraftUK F125 HMS Mohawk Ships Flt Wasp HAS.1 XS568/474-MO ditched in Indian Ocean, airframe recovered and shipped to Gan, when wreckage was flown back to UK.
1973-julAircraftUK F125 HMS Mohawk Wasp HAS.1 XV638/474-MO joined ship in South Africa.
1973-augDeploymentUK F117 HMS Ashanti sailed for caribbean
1973-sepAircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT442/453 until crashed at Norton Heliport, while on loan to BRNC Flt on 12 Dec 1973
1973-novAircraftUK F133 HMS Tartar assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT438 as Tartar Flt/477, until c Jun 1976.
1973-decAircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT781/453, until landing accident during night recovery to ship, off Portland on 28 Mar 1974
1974-may-1AircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT434/453, until c Sep 1976.
1974-junDeploymentUK F119 HMS Eskimo 6 month deployment as West Indies Guardship, returned late Jan 1975
1974-aug-4UK F117 HMS Ashanti Sailed for UK
1975-febAircraftUK F124 HMS Zulu allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT416/442 as Zulu Flt until w/o in accident with deck lift on 20 Jul 1977.
1975-octAircraftUK F117 HMS Ashanti 829 Sq Wasp XT781/427 joined ship in Malta, until Feb 1976
1975-novDeploymentUK F124 HMS Zulu sent to British Honduras to re-inforce the garrison after Guatemala stepped up its border activities.
1976-febDeploymentUK F119 HMS Eskimo Atlantic Patrol Ship (South) until Apr 1976, supported by RFA Tidesurge.
1976-may-6DeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha collided with Icelandic cutter Odinn during Third Cod War.
1976-julAircraftUK F131 HMS Nubian assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS532 as Nubian Flt until c Jul 1979.
1976-novAircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT794/453, until corrosion discovered later that month.
1976-decAircraftUK F122 HMS Gurkha allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT428 as Gurkha Flt/444 until c Apr 1978
1977Fate: transferedUK F117 HMS Ashanti to reserve
1977-marAircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV636/453, until c Nov 1978.
1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F133 HMS Tartar Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1st Frigate Squadron), off Peel Bank
1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1st Frigate Squadron), off Peel Bank
1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F131 HMS Nubian Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (5th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F124 HMS Zulu Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (4th Frigate Squadron), off Gosport
1977-augAircraftUK F124 HMS Zulu allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT439/442-ZU as Zulu (029) Flt until c Jul 1979
1977-aug-27DeploymentUK F125 HMS Mohawk present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1977-sep-5DeploymentUK F124 HMS Zulu Departed HMNB Devonport as part of Task Group 317.6 for 7.5 month Australia and Far East group deployment, led by HMS Tiger. Left in company with HMS Amazon, HMS Cleopatra and HMS Mohawk. Returned to Rosyth on 21 Apr 1978.
1977-sep-5DeploymentUK F125 HMS Mohawk Departed HMNB Devonport as part of Task Group 317.6 for 7.5 month Australia and Far East group deployment, led by HMS Tiger. Left in company with HMS Amazon, HMS Cleopatra and HMS Zulu. Returned to Devonport on 20 Apr 1978.
1977-nov-16DeploymentUK F119 HMS Eskimo rendezvous with HMS Scylla off Grand Bahama
1978UK F131 HMS Nubian West Indies/ Belize guardship. Visits to Vera Cruz, Mexico. Fort Lauderdale, USA
1978-aprDeploymentUK F131 HMS Nubian relieved HMS Yarmouth in English Channel, supporting oil spill cleanup from the Amoco Cadiz.
1978-julDeploymentUK F131 HMS Nubian West Indies/Belize guardship
1978-novAircraftUK F119 HMS Eskimo assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT429/453, until c Aug 1980.
1979UK F124 HMS Zulu put into reserve in 1979, placed on disposal list in 1981 and re-commissioned in 1982
1979-marDeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha West Indies deployment Rosyth in Scotland to Lisbon, Azores, Bermuda, Norfolk VA, St Vincent rescue Volcanic eruption, Belize UK Guardship, New Orleans, Halifax Nova Scotia then UK.
1979-mayAircraftUK F122 HMS Gurkha assigned 829 sq Wasp XT781/444 until Mar 1980
1979-augRefitUK F119 HMS Eskimo entered refit and on completion joined the Standby squadron in Chatham
1980DecommissionedUK F133 HMS Tartar
1980DecommissionedUK F125 HMS Mohawk
1980-augDecommissionedUK F119 HMS Eskimo
1981DecommissionedUK F131 HMS Nubian
1981UK F117 HMS Ashanti reclassified as harbour training ship, until c 1987
1982-mayRefitUK F133 HMS Tartar withdrawn from standby squadron and entered refit at HMD Devonport, recommissioned on 17 Jul 1982.
1982-mayRefitUK F122 HMS Gurkha withdrawn from the Standby Squadron and into refit at HMD Rosyth, recommissioned on 24 Jul 1982.
1982-julAircraftUK F124 HMS Zulu allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT783/442 as Zulu Flt until c Sep 1983
1982-julAircraftUK F122 HMS Gurkha allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT430 as Gurkha Flt/444 until c Oct 1983
1982-julAircraftUK F133 HMS Tartar assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV636 for Tartar Flt/477, until c Sep 1983.
1982-novFate: scrappedUK F125 HMS Mohawk sold for scrap to Queenborough, left HMD Chatham Nov 1982 and broken up at Cairnryan from 3 Dec.
1983DeploymentUK F124 HMS Zulu became Gibraltar Guardship
1983-aug-27DeploymentUK F133 HMS Tartar present at Portsmouth Navy Days 1983, Wasp XV636/477 embarked.
1983-sepDeploymentUK F133 HMS Tartar re-activated Sep 1983 to make up for Frigate losses during the Falklands conflict and left for Arctic and North Atlantic deployment
1984Fate: transferedUK F124 HMS Zulu to Indonesia as Martha Kristina Tiyahahu (331)
1984-feb-2DeploymentUK F122 HMS Gurkha last British warship to undertake Gibraltar Guardship deployment, departed 2 Feb 1984
1984-mar-29Fate: transferedUK F133 HMS Tartar paid off at Portsmouth and transferred to Indonesia as Hasanuddin (333)
1984-mar-30DecommissionedUK F122 HMS Gurkha paid off at HMNB Portsmouth
1984-mar-30DecommissionedUK F124 HMS Zulu
1985Fate: transferedUK F122 HMS Gurkha to Indonesia as Wilhelmus Zakarias Yohannes (332)
1985RefitUK F122 HMS Gurkha at Vosper Thornycroft before transfer to Indonesian Navy
1985RefitUK F124 HMS Zulu at Vosper Thornycroft before transfer to Indonesian Navy
1985RefitUK F133 HMS Tartar at Vosper Thornycroft before transfer to Indonesian Navy
1986Fate: transferedUK F119 HMS Eskimo for missile trials
1986-jan-17TrialsUK F119 HMS Eskimo towed from Portsmouth to Pembroke Dock with a plan to be used a target, for missile evaluation. Unlikely the missile trials ever happened.
1987Fate: sunkUK F131 HMS Nubian Expended as fleet target in N Atlantic
1988-sep-7Fate: sunkUK F117 HMS Ashanti Expended as fleet target
1992-may-19Fate: scrappedUK F119 HMS Eskimo arrived at Demolicion Naval Del Norte in Bilbao, under tow and subsequently scrapped.


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