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  • UK Towed Array Exocet Leander class

    UK Leander class
    Frigate
    ships



    1983    



    Specifications

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    4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
    1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031





    Shipyards

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    UK Alexander Stephen - 1
    UK Hawthorn Leslie - Hebburn1
    UK HMD Devonport - Devonport1
    UK HMD Portsmouth - Portsmouth1


    List of Ships

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    UKRoyal NavyF28HMS CleopatraGMLU - CP19661992
    UKRoyal NavyF40HMS SiriusGBIZ - SS19661993
    UKRoyal NavyF42HMS PhoebeGAZZ - PB19661990
    UKRoyal NavyF56HMS ArgonautGNZH - AT19661993


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    Events

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    1962OrderedUK F28 HMS Cleopatra
    1963-jun-3Laid downUK F42 HMS Phoebe
    1963-jun-19Laid downUK F28 HMS Cleopatra
    1963-aug-9Laid downUK F40 HMS Sirius
    1964-mar-25LaunchedUK F28 HMS Cleopatra
    1964-jul-8LaunchedUK F42 HMS Phoebe Yard No. 681
    1964-sep-22LaunchedUK F40 HMS Sirius
    1964-nov-27Laid downUK F56 HMS Argonaut
    1965-decAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT437 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Jul 1966.
    1966-jan-4CommissionedUK F28 HMS Cleopatra
    1966-feb-8LaunchedUK F56 HMS Argonaut
    1966-apr-15CommissionedUK F42 HMS Phoebe
    1966-mayAircraftUK F40 HMS Sirius allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT437 as Sirius Flt/450 until c Nov 1969
    1966-jun-15CommissionedUK F40 HMS Sirius
    1966-aug-17CommissionedUK F56 HMS Argonaut
    1966-aug-27DeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1966-nov-28DeploymentUK F40 HMS Sirius departed HMNB Portsmouth for 12 month Far East deployment, returned 23 Nov 1967.
    1967-janDeploymentUK F40 HMS Sirius Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1967-may-22Port VisitUK F42 HMS Phoebe visit to Aberdeen with Wasp HAS.1 XT416 on loan. Replaced by loan from HMS Tartar, XS570, on 26 May during the visit.
    1967-aug-26DeploymentUK F28 HMS Cleopatra present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
    1967-novDeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe part of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
    1968-febAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT440 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Feb 1968 until 17 Sep.
    1968-sep-17AircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Cleopatra Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT440/463-CL ditched and sank off Dutch coast on 17 Sep 1968
    1968-octAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS534 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Dec 1968.
    1968-nov-4AircraftUK F42 HMS Phoebe assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV625/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Dec 1970
    1968-decAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT432 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Apr 1970.
    1968-decDeploymentUK F28 HMS Cleopatra Beira Patrol off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
    1969-jul-26DeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1969-jul-26DeploymentUK F40 HMS Sirius Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1970-apr-17DeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters off Mauritius as standby for secondary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
    1970-apr-21DeploymentUK F40 HMS Sirius to Trinidad and the Cayman Islands, following local riots
    1970-mayRefitUK F28 HMS Cleopatra to Sep 1970
    1970-aug-29Port VisitUK F56 HMS Argonaut Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1970-sepAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV631 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Sep 1970 until May 1972
    1970-nov-2DeploymentUK F56 HMS Argonaut Exercise Lime Jug departed Valletta on 29 Oct for Lime Jug, in company with HMS Ark Royal. ENDEX on 15 Nov.
    1971DeploymentUK F56 HMS Argonaut Beira Patrol off Mozambique channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1971-apr-5AircraftUK F42 HMS Phoebe assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV625/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Aug 1974
    1971-aug-28Port VisitUK F40 HMS Sirius Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
    1971-novDeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe assisted in humanitarian operations in St Vincent, following eruption of Mount Soufriere, supported by HMS Berwick and departed by 8 Dec.
    1971-decDeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe to Bermuda, escorting HMS Glamorgan in support of UK-US heads of government summit.
    1972-may-15AircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra while operating from ship in Indian Ocean, Wasp XV631 ditched 290nm ENE Gan. Wreck recovered, to AIU Lee on Solent by Jun 1972.
    1972-may-22DeploymentUK F28 HMS Cleopatra Beira Patrol Relieved HMS Lowestoft on Beira Patrol duty.
    1972-sepAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT434 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1973.
    1973-julRefitUK F28 HMS Cleopatra MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1975
    1974-janDeploymentUK F56 HMS Argonaut departed UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Apollo. HMS Ariadne, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
    1974-augRefitUK F42 HMS Phoebe MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion at HMD Devonport, completed by Apr 1977
    1975-marRefitUK F40 HMS Sirius MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1977
    1975-novAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV635 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until 5 Apr 1977.
    1976-febRefitUK F56 HMS Argonaut MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion at HMD Devonport and fitted for Lynx operations, completed Jan 1980. Recommissioned 22 Mar 1980.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitUK F42 HMS Phoebe present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitUK F56 HMS Argonaut present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1977-feb-28AircraftUK F42 HMS Phoebe assigned Wasp HAS.1 XS542/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Oct 1977
    1977-apr-5AircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra Wasp XV635/463 ditched and sank SW of Eddystone Rocks.
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1st Frigate Squadron), off Mother Bank
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F28 HMS Cleopatra Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 4F), off Gosport
    1977-jul-4AircraftUK F40 HMS Sirius briefly assigned Lynx HAS.2 XZ232/450 until mid Jul, although never actually joined ship.
    1977-aug-27DeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1977-aug-27DeploymentUK F28 HMS Cleopatra present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1977-aug-27DeploymentUK F40 HMS Sirius present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1977-aug-27DeploymentUK F56 HMS Argonaut present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1977-sep-5DeploymentUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 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 Mohawk and HMS Zulu. Returned to Devonport on 20 Apr 1978.
    1977-octAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT784 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1978.
    1977-novAircraftUK F42 HMS Phoebe used Wasp HAS.1 XV632/440-BK, on loan from HMS Berwick, until Jan 1978
    1977-nov-25DeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe Operation Journeyman departed HMNB Devonport and stood back from the Falklands in support of HMS Dreadnought, close in.
    1978RefitUK F28 HMS Cleopatra until Apr 1979, prepared for Lynx operations.
    1978-feb-8AircraftUK F42 HMS Phoebe 1st operational deployment of the Lynx HAS.2 with 700L Sq XZ233/471-PB arriving aboard.
    1979-janAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 702 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ247 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP until c May 1981
    1979-aprUK F28 HMS Cleopatra Ship granted the Freedom of Harrogate.
    1979-junAircraftUK F56 HMS Argonaut 702 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ256 / 466-AT until c Jan 1982.
    1981-febRefitUK F42 HMS Phoebe towed array sonar Type 2031 upgrade to towed array sonar, completed 1982
    1981-junAircraftUK F28 HMS Cleopatra 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ730 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP until c Dec 1981.
    1981-aug-29Port VisitUK F28 HMS Cleopatra Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
    1982-janRefitUK F28 HMS Cleopatra towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Apr 1983
    1982-apr-19DeploymentUK F56 HMS Argonaut Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic and was joined by her Lynx HAS.2 XZ233, just as she cleared Plymouth Breakwater. Left theatre on 5 Jun 1982.
    1982-junAircraftUK F42 HMS Phoebe assigned 815 Sq 242 Flt Lynx HAS.2 XZ724/471-PB until c Sep 1985
    1982-jun-5AircraftUK F56 HMS Argonaut swapped Sea Skua fitted Ships Flt Lynx with HMS Cardiff, and returned to the UK with XZ254. Arrived in UK, towards end Jun 1982.
    1982-augRefitUK F56 HMS Argonaut towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Nov 1983
    1982-sepDeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe departed UK for South Atlantic deployment
    1985-aprRefitUK F40 HMS Sirius towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Nov 1985
    1986-octAircraftUK F42 HMS Phoebe assigned 829 Sq 242 Flt Lynx HAS.3 XZ729/471-PB until c Nov 1990
    1988-janAircraftUK F56 HMS Argonaut 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD251 assigned as /466-AT short term, until c Mar 1988
    1988-julDeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe detached from NATO duty to assist in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster in the North Sea on 6 July.
    1988-aug-23DeploymentUK F40 HMS Sirius engaged by Chinese shore battery off Triton Island, in the Paracels group.
    1988-sep-26Port VisitUK F40 HMS Sirius Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
    1989-jul-28DeploymentUK F42 HMS Phoebe present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
    1989-jul-28DeploymentUK F40 HMS Sirius present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
    1990RefitUK F40 HMS Sirius Refit until Jan 1991
    1991-feb-14DecommissionedUK F42 HMS Phoebe
    1991-octDeploymentUK F28 HMS Cleopatra STANAVFORLANT NATO deployment, completed on 17 Dec 1991 when she entered HMNB Devonport for the final time.
    1992Fate: scrappedUK F42 HMS Phoebe sold for scrap, to India
    1992-jan-24DecommissionedUK F28 HMS Cleopatra Decommissioning ceremony at HMNB Devonport on 24 Jan 1992.
    1993Fate: scrappedUK F28 HMS Cleopatra scrapped in India
    1993-feb-27DecommissionedUK F40 HMS Sirius
    1993-mar-31DecommissionedUK F56 HMS Argonaut
    1995Fate: scrappedUK F56 HMS Argonaut scrapped in Spain
    1998-sep-30Fate: sunkUK F40 HMS Sirius sunk as Fleet target by a submarine launched torpedo






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