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  • UK Tiger conversion class

    UK Tiger class
    Helicopter Carrier
    ships



    1968    


    Specifications

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    880crew
    12100full load (tn)
    173length (m)
    19beam (m)
    7draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 903

    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 44
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 44

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    List of Ships

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    UKRoyal NavyC99HMS BlakeGLZM - BL19691979
    UKRoyal NavyC20HMS TigerMMWS - TG19721978




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    Events

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    1969-jul-26DeploymentUK C99 HMS Blake Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1971-jul-2AircraftUK C99 HMS Blake Alongside in Portsmouth with 820 NAS Wessex HAS.3 XP104 / 410-BL and XM837 / 411-BL embarked.
    1971-aug-28AircraftUK C99 HMS Blake Alongside in Portsmouth with 820 NAS Wessex HAS.3 XP104 / 410-BL, XM833 / 412-BL and XM844 / 413-BL embarked.
    1972-jun-15AircraftUK C99 HMS Blake Alongside in Portsmouth with 820 NAS Wessex HAS.3 XM871 / 410-BL, XM327 / 411-BL, XM833 / 412-BL and XM844 / 413-BL embarked.
    1973-jun-8DeploymentUK C20 HMS Tiger Departed HMNB Portsmouth (826 NAS Sea Kings embarked) as Flagship for Far East deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with HMS Dido, HMS Hermione and HMS Rhyl. The group was supported by RFA Regent and RFA Tidespring, until it returned to the UK in Dec 1973.
    1973-dec-20AircraftUK C20 HMS Tiger disembarked 826 NAS to RNAS Culdrose on return from global deployment.
    1974-sepAircraftUK C99 HMS Blake embarked 820 NAS for global deployment in Task Group 317.2
    1974-sep-17DeploymentUK C99 HMS Blake departed HMNB Portsmouth as Flagship of Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Achilles, HMS Diomede, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Lowestoft, RFA Green Rover, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
    1974-oct-14Port VisitUK C99 HMS Blake Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
    1974-dec-12DeploymentUK C20 HMS Tiger Lost Sea King HAS.1 XV667 from 820 Sq while operating in the Bay of Biscay.
    1975-feb-6DeploymentUK C20 HMS Tiger Separation of Cypriot states Ordered from Gibraltar to Cyprus to support the UN Peace Keeping Force and British interests, until 14 Feb.
    1977-febDeploymentUK C20 HMS Tiger 4 months deployment to Gibraltar, Dakar, Caribbean ( Roosevelt Rhodes, PR) and Rio de Janeiro with 4 Sea Kings from 826 NAS onboard
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK C99 HMS Blake Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Mother Bank
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK C20 HMS Tiger Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand
    1977-sep-5DeploymentUK C20 HMS Tiger Departed HMNB Portsmouth as flagship of 7.5 month group deployment (TG 317.6) to Australia and Far East, in company with HMS Rhyl, RFA Grey Rover, RFA Regent, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidepool. Sea Kings of 826 NAS embarked. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
    1978DecommissionedUK C20 HMS Tiger
    1978-may-31DeploymentUK C99 HMS Blake departed HMNB Portsmouth as Flagship of Task Group 317.7 for 6.5 month Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific group deployment escorted by HMS Juno, supported by RFA Green Rover, RFA Stromness and RFA Tidespring. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Ambuscade, HMS Hermione and HMS Leander, returned to UK 12 Dec 1978.
    1979DecommissionedUK C99 HMS Blake
    1982-octFate: scrappedUK C99 HMS Blake sold for scrap Oct 1982 and arrived at Cairnryan in Nov 1982
    1986-sepFate: scrappedUK C20 HMS Tiger Sold for scrap and towed to Spain from Portsmouth. Arrived in Spain for scrapping on 28 Sep 1986.






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