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  • UK Type 12 Rothesay class

    Frigate
    ships



    1960    


    Frigate Type 12 Rothesay class

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    ZA President class 1962


    Specifications

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    235crew
    2144light (tn)
    2577full load (tn)
    112.70length (m)
    12.50beam (m)
    5.20draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    1Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993

    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


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    Shipyards

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    UK Alexander Stephen - 1
    UK Harland and Wolff - Belfast1
    UK HMD Devonport - Devonport1
    UK HMD Portsmouth - Portsmouth1
    UK J Samuel White - East Cowes1
    UK John Brown - Clydebank1
    UK Swan Hunter - Wallsend1
    UK Vosper Thornycroft - Woolston1
    UK Yarrow - Scotstoun2


    List of Ships

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    UKRoyal NavyF101HMS YarmouthGDDH - YM19601986
    UKRoyal NavyF107HMS RothesayMXRY - RO19601988
    NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF111HMNZS OtagoZMSI19601983
    UKRoyal NavyF129HMS RhylGDCA - RL19601982
    UKRoyal NavyF103HMS LowestoftGDBU - LT19611985
    UKRoyal NavyF106HMS BrightonGDCU - BR19611983
    UKRoyal NavyF108HMS LondonderryMXRV - LD19611984
    UKRoyal NavyF113HMS FalmouthGFXU - FM19611984
    UKRoyal NavyF115HMS BerwickGDDU - BK19611985
    UKRoyal NavyF126HMS PlymouthGDFA - PL19611988
    ZASouth African NavyF150President class SAS President Kruger19621982
    ZASouth African NavyF147President class SAS President Steyn19631980
    ZASouth African NavyF145President class SAS President Pretorius19641985

    13 units


    Events

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    1955-jun-24OrderedUK F107 HMS Rothesay along with HMS Londonderry
    1955-jun-24OrderedUK F108 HMS Londonderry along with HMS Rothesay
    1956-febOrderedNZ F111 HMNZS Otago by RN as HMS Hastings
    1956-nov-6Laid downUK F107 HMS Rothesay
    1956-nov-15Laid downUK F108 HMS Londonderry
    1957-jul-23Laid downUK F106 HMS Brighton
    1957-nov-23Laid downUK F113 HMS Falmouth Yard No. 1887
    1957-nov-29Laid downUK F101 HMS Yarmouth
    1957-dec-9LaunchedUK F107 HMS Rothesay
    1958-jan-29Laid downUK F129 HMS Rhyl
    1958-may-20LaunchedUK F108 HMS Londonderry
    1958-jun-16Laid downUK F115 HMS Berwick Yard No 1590.
    1958-jun-19Laid downUK F103 HMS Lowestoft
    1958-jul-1Laid downUK F126 HMS Plymouth
    1958-dec-11LaunchedNZ F111 HMNZS Otago by HRH Princess Margaret as HMNZS Otago
    1959-mar-23LaunchedUK F101 HMS Yarmouth
    1959-apr-23LaunchedUK F129 HMS Rhyl
    1959-jul-20LaunchedUK F126 HMS Plymouth
    1959-oct-30LaunchedUK F106 HMS Brighton
    1959-dec-15LaunchedUK F113 HMS Falmouth
    1959-dec-15LaunchedUK F115 HMS Berwick
    1960-mar-26CommissionedUK F101 HMS Yarmouth aka The Duck
    1960-apr-23CommissionedUK F107 HMS Rothesay into 20th Frigate Squadron, replacing HMS Undine.
    1960-mayHomeportUK F107 HMS Rothesay Londonderry, NI
    1960-jun-23LaunchedUK F103 HMS Lowestoft
    1960-jun-26CommissionedNZ F111 HMNZS Otago
    1960-jul-20UK F108 HMS Londonderry Commissioning date, at Cowes, IoW
    1960-oct-30CommissionedUK F129 HMS Rhyl
    1960-nov-17Port VisitNZ F111 HMNZS Otago departed London, UK for New Zealand
    1961-may-11CommissionedUK F126 HMS Plymouth
    1961-junDeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Operation Vantage off Kuwait, to deter Iraqi intentions
    1961-jun-1CommissionedUK F115 HMS Berwick
    1961-jul-25CommissionedUK F113 HMS Falmouth
    1961-sep-2DeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth escorted HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with RFA Olna (A216) and RFA Reliant
    1961-sep-26CommissionedUK F103 HMS Lowestoft
    1961-sep-28CommissionedUK F106 HMS Brighton
    1961-oct-18CommissionedUK F108 HMS Londonderry
    1961-novDeploymentUK F108 HMS Londonderry to British Honduras for post-Hurricane Hattie humanitarian support, with HMS Vidal and HMS Troubridge. Returned to UK May 1962.
    1961-novDeploymentUK F108 HMS Londonderry West Indies Guardship during 1961/62
    1961-decRefitUK F101 HMS Yarmouth until Jul 1962 at HMD Devonport for refit
    1961-decDeploymentUK F129 HMS Rhyl Indian Ocean deployment, ordered off Goa following the Indian annexation of 18/19 Dec.
    1961-dec-5UK F113 HMS Falmouth in collision with RFA Tideflow in Lyme Bay.
    1962-mar-12DeploymentNZ F111 HMNZS Otago Deployed as part of Commonwealth Strategic Reserve patrolling around Borneo with periods as Tawau guardship. Returned to NZ Oct 1962.
    1962-mar-17DeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft left Chatham for 5 month deployment to Mediterranean and West Indies, returning on 10 Aug.
    1962-mar-21DeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay in collision with Turkish submarine Gur while under NATO exercise in western Mediterranean.
    1962-julHomeportUK F101 HMS Yarmouth new base Londonderry, NI
    1962-jul-24DeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth Exercise FOTEX 62 participated in Exercise FOTEX 62 with Far East Fleet, RAN and RNZN
    1963DeploymentUK F108 HMS Londonderry West Indies Guardship during 1963/64
    1963-mar-13RefitUK F103 HMS Lowestoft underwent maintenance and repair at Chatham until 24 May, following a 2 month deployment to USA.
    1963-apr-1DeploymentNZ F111 HMNZS Otago Konfrontasi Deployed as part of Commonwealth Strategic Reserve patrolling around Borneo with periods as Tawau guardship. Returned to NZ Dec 1963.
    1963-augDeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft departed for a 9 month Mediterranean deployment until 22 May 1964.
    1964-jan-12DeploymentUK F129 HMS Rhyl East African Mutinies sailed from Mombasa with a British Army contingent, joining with HMS Centaur, to assist with management of the East African Mutinies
    1964-feb-16DeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth departed HMNB Devonport for Far East deployment, relieving HMS Berwick and HMS Dido en route, mainly patrolling near Indonesia and Malaysia. Departed 12 Aug 1965 in company with HMS Chichester and returned to Plymouth on 9 Sep 1965. Relieved en route by HMS Londonderry.
    1964-aprDeploymentUK F115 HMS Berwick to Jan 1965, deployed to Far East
    1964-jul-16DeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay departed UK for West Indies Guardship deployment, relieving HMS Tartar, returning 11 Jun 1965
    1964-jul-18DeploymentNZ F111 HMNZS Otago Konfrontasi Deployed as part of Commonwealth Strategic Reserve patrolling around Borneo with periods as Tawau guardship. Returned to NZ May 1965.
    1964-sep-4UK F103 HMS Lowestoft collided with HMS Lion (C34) on the approaches to the Forth Bridge, damaging her fo c sle.
    1965-mar-15DeploymentNZ F111 HMNZS Otago Exercise FOTEX 65 Exercising off Singapore in multi-national Naval Force
    1965-jul-13UK F101 HMS Yarmouth in collision with HMS Tiptoe, SE of Portland during an anti-submarine exercise, damaging her underside.
    1965-augUK F101 HMS Yarmouth present at Plymouth Navy Days 1965, in repair
    1965-sepDeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Departed Malta escorting HMS Eagle in assisting with deteriorating security situation in Aden, with RFA Tidesurge and RFA Reliant, arriving off Aden on 1 Oct.
    1965-nov-27DeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay Stood off Cayman Brac as part of Hurricane season support
    1966RefitUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Sea Cat until Sep 1968 at HMD Portsmouth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1966DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth Beira Patrol Deployed on Beira Patrol, during the oil blockade of Rhodesia
    1966-jan-11DeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth departed HMNB Devonport for Far East deployment, returning 28 Jul 1966.
    1966-marDeploymentUK F129 HMS Rhyl Beira Patrol Beira Patrol, off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
    1966-marDeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth Beira Patrol off Moazmbique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
    1966-mar-4DeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Beira Patrol first British warship off Mozambique, to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
    1966-aprDeploymentUK F115 HMS Berwick Beira Patrol Beira Patrol, off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
    1966-may-27Port VisitUK F113 HMS Falmouth commenced 4 day visit to Falmouth and returned to HMNB Devonport on 31 May 1966.
    1966-may-31Port VisitUK F103 HMS Lowestoft to Cherbourg, until 3 Jun 1966
    1966-julRefitUK F107 HMS Rothesay Sea Cat until 1968 at HMD Rosyth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1966-augRefitUK F126 HMS Plymouth Sea Cat until 1969 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1966-oct-10DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth departed HMNB Devonport for a 10 month Far East deployment, returning on 25 Aug 1967.
    1967-mayDeploymentUK F106 HMS Brighton off Aden, as escort for HMS Victorious.
    1967-junDeploymentUK F106 HMS Brighton assigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War
    1967-aug-26DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
    1967-aug-29RefitUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Sea Cat until May 1970 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1967-octDeploymentUK F106 HMS Brighton 1st warship to take up Gibraltar Guardship duties
    1967-oct-30DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth departed HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic deployment, returning on 3 Dec 1967.
    1968-jan-13DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth departed HMNB Devonport for a 3 month Caribbean deployment, returning on 29 March 1968.
    1968-aprAircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth embarked 829 NAS Wasp XS533 / 456 as Ships Flt.
    1968-apr-27DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth departed HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean deployment, returning on 23 June 1968.
    1968-augRefitUK F106 HMS Brighton Sea Cat until 1971 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1968-augAircraftUK F107 HMS Rothesay assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS527/462 as Ships Flt until c Oct 1970
    1968-aug-2RefitUK F113 HMS Falmouth Refit at HMD Portsmouth to plate over forward Limbo tubes and install a flight deck, hangar and other Wasp Ships Flight support facilities. Completed by Dec 1970
    1968-aug-8DeploymentUK F129 HMS Rhyl Sailed from Plymouth to take up duties as West Indies Guard Ship till June 1969
    1968-nov-15AircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Wasp XS533 829 NAS Yarmouth Flt / 456 ditched in Lyme Bay. Wreck recovered.
    1968-decDeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1968-decAircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Dec 1968 assigned 829 NAS Wasp XS564 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Feb 1969
    1968-dec-20AircraftUK F126 HMS Plymouth 829 Sq Wasp XS571 joined Plymouth Flt/445, until c Jun 1969.
    1969RefitUK F108 HMS Londonderry Sea Cat until 1970 at HMD Rosyth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1969RefitUK F115 HMS Berwick Sea Cat until 1971 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1969HomeportUK F108 HMS Londonderry HMNB Chatham
    1969-febAircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Feb 1969 assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV624 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Dec 1970.
    1969-mar-19DeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay Operation Sheepskin ordered to Anguilla, after collecting parts of 2 PARA flown from the UK to the Caribbean. Operated in company with HMS Minerva.
    1969-junAircraftUK F126 HMS Plymouth 829 Sq Wasp XV632 joined Plymouth (032) Flt/445, until Apr 1974.
    1969-julDeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1969-jul-26DeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1969-novAircraftUK F108 HMS Londonderry assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV637 as Londonderry Flt/447-LD until 9 Dec.
    1970-marDeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay Beira Patrol Beira off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1970-marAircraftUK F108 HMS Londonderry assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT428 as Londonderry Flt/447, until c Aug 1975
    1970-marAircraftUK F103 HMS Lowestoft assigned 829 NSA Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as Lowestoft Flt/451 until damaged in deck landing 17 Feb 1971
    1970-aprDeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1970-apr-14DeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters off Mauritius as standby for secondary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
    1970-apr-17DeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters south of Rio de Janeiro as standby for tertiary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
    1970-apr-20UK F126 HMS Plymouth in collision with French frigate FNS Enseigne de Vaiseau Henry.
    1970-aug-29Port VisitUK F129 HMS Rhyl present at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1970-nov-2DeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Exercise Lime Jug departed Valletta on 29 Oct for Lime Jug, in company with HMS Ark Royal. ENDEX on 15 Nov.
    1971RefitUK F129 HMS Rhyl Sea Cat until 1972 at HMD Devonport to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1971HomeportUK F101 HMS Yarmouth new base HMNB Rosyth
    1971-janAircraftUK F107 HMS Rothesay assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS565/462-RO as Ships Flt until c Nov 1971.
    1971-janAircraftUK F115 HMS Berwick 829 NAS Berwick Flt formed with Wasp, until Oct 1973 (to Lowestoft Flt).
    1971-jan-15DeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft assigned to STANVFORLANT until Apr 1971.
    1971-marAircraftUK F103 HMS Lowestoft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT420/451-LO until c Apr 1972
    1971-aprAircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Assigned 829 NAS Wasp XT442 / 456 as Ships Flt, until Jan 1973.
    1971-jun-15DeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft left Portsmouth for a 5 month West Indies and USA deployment, returning to Chatham on 24 Nov.
    1971-aug-28UK F129 HMS Rhyl present (in refit) at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
    1971-aug-28Port VisitUK F126 HMS Plymouth present at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
    1971-sepAircraftUK F106 HMS Brighton Wasp HAS.1 XT779 as 829 Sq Brighton Flt / 461-BR until c Jan 1972
    1971-novDeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth the last vessel of RN to deploy for 12 months to the far east. Was plane guard for HMS Eagle to cover withdrawal from the Arabian Gulf 1971. Spent Christmas 1971 at Mombasa. Oversaw the handover of Singapore dockyard to the Sambawang shipping company, HMS Terror (Royal Navy barracks) was renamed for the ANZUK handover.
    1971-novDeploymentUK F115 HMS Berwick assisted in humanitarian operations in St Vincent, following eruption of Mount Soufriere, supported by HMS Phoebe and departed by 8 Dec.
    1971-decRefitUK F126 HMS Plymouth 7 month refit at HMD Devonport, completing in June 1972
    1972-febAircraftUK F107 HMS Rothesay assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT779/462-RO as Ships Flt until at least Jul 1976
    1972-marDeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Left HMNB Chatham for Far East deployment, returning 14 Nov 1972
    1972-apr-25DeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Beira Patrol relieved HMS Arethusa for a one month patrol. Was relieved by HMS Cleopatra on 22 May 1972.
    1972-junAircraftUK F103 HMS Lowestoft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS528/451 until c Jun 1973. Joined ship after being flown out to RAF Gan.
    1972-julDeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth 8 month North Atlantic deployment, returning to HMNB Devonport in Feb 1973
    1973-febDeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth as Gibraltar guard ship, with Wasp XS544 / 456 embarked
    1973-aprPort VisitUK F129 HMS Rhyl visited St Helena, in company with HMS Apollo and RFA Tidereach.
    1973-apr-30RefitUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Refit at HMD Gibraltar until 19 Oct 1973.
    1973-jun-8DeploymentUK F129 HMS Rhyl departed HMNB Portsmouth as escort for HMS Tiger, Flagship for Far East group deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with HMS Dido and HMS Hermione. The group was supported by RFA Regent and RFA Tidespring, until it returned to the UK on 21 Dec 1973.
    1973-jun-28DeploymentNZ F111 HMNZS Otago departed Auckland to protest at the French nuclear tests. Joined with HMAS Supply on 29 June and proceeded in company towards Mururoa Atoll. Relieved by HMNZS Canterbury after 22 Jul.
    1973-novPort VisitUK F129 HMS Rhyl visited Simonstown naval base
    1974RefitNZ F111 HMNZS Otago Limbo tubes removed and replaced by torpedo launchers, until 1975
    1974-janDeploymentUK F108 HMS Londonderry 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 Argonaut, HMS Ariadne and HMS Danae, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
    1974-aprAircraftUK F115 HMS Berwick assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV632 as Berwick Flt/440-BK until Nov 1977
    1974-julDeploymentUK F106 HMS Brighton Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
    1974-julDeploymentUK F129 HMS Rhyl Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
    1974-augRefitUK F101 HMS Yarmouth until May 1975 at HMD Rosyth for refit.
    1974-sep-17DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth departed HMNB Devonport to join 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-sep-17DeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft departed HMNB Portsmouth to join Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Achilles, HMS Diomede, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Blake, RFA Green Rover, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
    1974-oct-14Port VisitUK F113 HMS Falmouth Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
    1974-oct-14Port VisitUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
    1974-novDeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth developed a serious fire amidships in Indian Ocean while on Task Group 317.2 deployment and made Hong Kong for extensive repairs, under her own steam.
    1974-nov-4AircraftUK F126 HMS Plymouth 829 Sq Wasp XS565 joined Plymouth Fight, until Sep 1978
    1975-marDeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Operation Stella Ordered to coast off South Vietnam from a Far East group deployment, to assist in evacuation of British and Commonwealth citizens.
    1975-aprAircraftUK F106 HMS Brighton Wasp HAS.1 XT415 as 829 Sq Brighton Flt initially as /461-BR (c Mar 1976) then as /452-BR until c Jul 1981
    1975-julAircraftUK F113 HMS Falmouth 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS542 assigned as /441-FM by Jul 1975 to Feb 1977
    1975-jul-22DeploymentUK F115 HMS Berwick departed UK as escort for HMS Glamorgan, flagship of global Task Group 317.3, accompanied by HMS Ajax, HMS Plymouth, HMS Rothesay. Support provided by RFA Gold Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidespring. Returned 14 Apr 1976
    1975-jul-22DeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay departed UK as escort for HMS Glamorgan, flagship of global Task Group 317.3, accompanied by HMS Ajax, HMS Berwick, HMS Plymouth. Support provided by RFA Gold Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidespring. Returned 14 Apr 1976
    1975-jul-22DeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth departed UK as escort for HMS Glamorgan, flagship of global Task Group 317.3, accompanied by HMS Ajax, HMS Berwick, HMS Rothesay. Support provided by RFA Gold Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidespring. Returned 14 Apr 1976
    1975-novRefitUK F108 HMS Londonderry until 11 Oct 1979 at HMD Rosyth as trials ship for ASWE. Armaments and hangar removed, flight deck remodelled and two masts added aft..
    1976-may-6DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth rammed Icelandic cutter Tyr during Third Cod War.
    1976-aug-26AircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Ships Flt Wasp XS544 / 456 crashed into Firth of Forth during a families day for ships company.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitUK F115 HMS Berwick present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1976-sepAircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth assigned 829 NAS Wasp XS529 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Nov 1978, once refit was underway.
    1976-oct-11RefitUK F103 HMS Lowestoft towed array sonar Type 2031 until Sep 1977 at HMD Portsmouth to re-equip as Trials and Training Ship. Lowestoft distinguished herself with trials of the Type 2031 sonar.
    1977UK F113 HMS Falmouth Wasp flight formed 1977 XV639 youngest RN wasp
    1977UK F106 HMS Brighton silver jubilee close inspection of ships photo will reveal a plastic bucket up the mast, it did not go un-noticed.
    1977-mar-29AircraftUK F107 HMS Rothesay 703 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS531/504 ditched and sank while attempting to land on, in English Channel.
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F106 HMS Brighton Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (6th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F115 HMS Berwick Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (8th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (8th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (8th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
    1977-aug-27DeploymentUK F115 HMS Berwick present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1977-sep-5DeploymentUK F129 HMS Rhyl Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7.5 month group deployment (TG 317.6) to Australia and Far East, escorting HMS Tiger and in company with RFA Grey Rover, RFA Regent, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidepool. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
    1978RefitUK F107 HMS Rothesay major refit until 1980
    1978RefitUK F101 HMS Yarmouth until Jan 1981 at HMD Rosyth for refit, re-joining the Fleet in Jun 1981.
    1978-marDeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth ordered to accident site of Amoco Cadiz, which had run aground on 16 Mar, to assist in cleanup operations. Relieved by HMS Nubian.
    1978-mayDeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth Baltic deployment
    1978-sepRefitUK F126 HMS Plymouth Major upgrade, until Dec 1980.
    1978-decAircraftUK F113 HMS Falmouth allocated 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV639 as /441 Falmouth Flt until c Mar 1980. Although other Wasps continued to be allocated to other Ships Flts, this was the last ship allocation, of the final UK Wasp produced.
    1979RefitNZ F111 HMNZS Otago repair of damaged Sea Cat system
    1979HomeportUK F108 HMS Londonderry HMNB Portsmouth
    1979-may-8DeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth departed HMNB Portsmouth as escort to HMS Norfolk, Flagship of Task Group 317.8 for 7 month Indian Ocean and Far East group deployment in company with HMS Achilles and HMS Arethusa, supported by RFA Black Rover, RFA Olmeda and RFA Regent. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Arrow and HMS Dido, returned to Portsmouth 14 Dec 1979.
    1979-augAircraftUK F106 HMS Brighton with Wasp XT415 on Plymouth Navy day
    1980-marPort VisitUK F113 HMS Falmouth final visit to Falmouth before entering Reserve in Dec 1980
    1980-aprAircraftUK F107 HMS Rothesay assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT431/462 as Ships Flt until c Aug 1981.
    1980-octAircraftUK F126 HMS Plymouth 829 Sq Wasp XT429 joined Plymouth (027) Flight, until May 1988.
    1981-janAircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Jan 1981 re-assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV624 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Jul 1982.
    1981-mar-2DeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay Armilla Patrol deployed to Mediterranean and Persian Gulf with HMS Newcastle, RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olna. Relieved HMS Apollo, on arrival. Returned to HMNB Rosyth by end of Jul.
    1981-mayHomeportUK F126 HMS Plymouth relocated to HMNB Rosyth, from HMNB Devonport
    1981-nov-5Port VisitUK F126 HMS Plymouth visited Millbay Docks 5-9 Nov 1981, with Wasp HAS.1 XT429/445 embarked.
    1982-aprDeploymentUK F103 HMS Lowestoft Ascension Island guardship during Falklands campaign, until Jun 1982
    1982-aprDeploymentUK F115 HMS Berwick recommissioned from reserve and deployed as Gibraltar Guard Ship during Operation Corporate.
    1982-aprAircraftUK F113 HMS Falmouth 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS568 assigned as /441-FM by Apr 1982 to 30 Sep 1982. Ditched and recovered by HMS Falmouth off Belize 30 Sep 1982.
    1982-apr-2DeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise as part of the Advanced Group. Key role in South Georgia operations. Seriously damaged in air attack on 8 Jun 1982. Departed theatre in company with HMS Glamorgan on 29 Jun 1982. Returned to HMNB Rosyth on 24 Jul 1982, for refit.
    1982-apr-14DeploymentUK F126 HMS Plymouth Operation Paraquat Joined with HMS Antrim, HMS Endurance and RFA Tidespring for recovery of South Georgia.
    1982-apr-22UK F113 HMS Falmouth recommissioned from disposal list
    1982-mayAircraftUK F129 HMS Rhyl assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT784 as Rhyl Flt/446, until c Jul 1983
    1982-may-8DeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Operation Corporate ordered to tow the seriously damaged HMS Sheffield out of the Total Exclusion Zone but in deteriorating weather, the tow parted on 10 May.
    1982-may-21DeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Operation Corporate Assisted survivors of HMS Ardent in Falkland Sound.
    1982-jun-18DeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Operation Keyhole in company with HMS Endurance and supported by RFA Olmeda, recovered South Thule.
    1982-julRefitUK F126 HMS Plymouth refit and repair to damage from Falklands campaign, until Dec 1982 at HMD Rosyth
    1982-nov-22DeploymentUK F101 HMS Yarmouth In collision with HMS Minerva off Portland.
    1983DecommissionedUK F129 HMS Rhyl
    1983DecommissionedUK F106 HMS Brighton
    1983-mayDeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth On station off Falklands
    1983-julAircraftUK F103 HMS Lowestoft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS538/451 until damaged in a landing accident 29 Oct 1984.
    1983-julAircraftUK F113 HMS Falmouth 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT786 assigned as /441-FM by Jul 1983 to 7 Nov 1984
    1983-oct-25Port VisitUK F107 HMS Rothesay arrived in Singapore as part of Orient Express and remained until late Nov.
    1983-novDecommissionedNZ F111 HMNZS Otago
    1984-marDeploymentUK F113 HMS Falmouth departed HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month Far East deployment, returned 17 Aug.
    1984-mar-11UK F126 HMS Plymouth In collision with FGS Braunschweig (F225)
    1984-mar-29DecommissionedUK F108 HMS Londonderry
    1984-sep-11RefitUK F107 HMS Rothesay life extension refit at Rosyth for 6 months.
    1984-novDecommissionedUK F113 HMS Falmouth
    1984-nov-7AircraftUK F113 HMS Falmouth Damage to cabin roof equipment and rotor head on deck, off N of Scotland 7 Nov 1984. Airlifted off.
    1985-febAircraftUK F103 HMS Lowestoft short term assignment of 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS527/451
    1985-mar-29DecommissionedUK F103 HMS Lowestoft at South Railway Jetty, HMNB Portsmouth
    1985-junAircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Assigned 829 NAS Wasp XT779 / 456 as Ships Flt, until Aug 1985
    1985-sepFate: scrappedUK F106 HMS Brighton sold for scrap on River Medway, Kent
    1985-oct-31DecommissionedUK F115 HMS Berwick
    1986-febAircraftUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Assigned 829 NAS Wasp XT793 / 456 as Ships Flt, until May 1986.
    1986-apr-24DecommissionedUK F101 HMS Yarmouth
    1986-junDeploymentUK F107 HMS Rothesay departed HMNB Rosyth for South Atlantic to relieve HMS Hermione. Flight commander was Lt G M Zambellas, later to become First Sea Lord (2013-2016).
    1986-jun-8Fate: sunkUK F103 HMS Lowestoft expended as fleet target off the Bahamas by submarine launched torpedo
    1986-aug-18Fate: sunkUK F115 HMS Berwick expended as fleet target
    1987Fate: scrappedNZ F111 HMNZS Otago sold for scrap in Auckland, New Zealand
    1987RefitUK F107 HMS Rothesay 8 month refit, to equip for use in Dartmouth Training Squadron
    1987-jun-16Fate: sunkUK F101 HMS Yarmouth Sunk as a fleet target by HMS Manchester in the North Atlantic.
    1988Fate: scrappedUK F113 HMS Falmouth sold for scrap in Spain
    1988-mar-13DecommissionedUK F107 HMS Rothesay
    1988-apr-28DecommissionedUK F126 HMS Plymouth
    1988-junFate: scrappedUK F107 HMS Rothesay sold and scrapped in Santander, Spain
    1989Fate: museumUK F126 HMS Plymouth Warship Preservation Trust at Millbay, Plymouth with Wasp HAS.1 XS570 aboard (from Lee-on-Solent c Feb 1990).
    1989-junFate: sunkUK F108 HMS Londonderry expended as fleet target
    1990-junFate: museumUK F126 HMS Plymouth Transferred to the River Clyde for Glasgow 1990 celebrations.
    1991-novFate: museumUK F126 HMS Plymouth Transferred to Cammell Laird for maintenance and repairs until Spring 1992
    1992-aprFate: museumUK F126 HMS Plymouth Transferred to East Float Dock, Birkenhead for public display (opened May 1992) until Feb 2006.
    2006-feb-6Fate: museumUK F126 HMS Plymouth Warship Preservation Trust collapsed. Future of HMS Plymouth (still at Birkenhead) uncertain.
    2012-marFate: scrappedUK F126 HMS Plymouth Sold by Peel Ports to a Turkish ship breaker. Left Birkenhead East Float Dock under tow by mv Amber II, on 20 Aug 2014






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