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  • UK Hecla class

    Support Ship
    ships



    1965    


    Specifications

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    116crew
    2800full load (tn)
    79.30length (m)
    15beam (m)
    4.70draught (m)
    12000range (nm)
    14max speed (knots)
    3840power (shp)
    1Naval Engine electric motors
    3Naval Engine diesel - electric Paxman 12YJCZ
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006

    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11
    ZA South African Air Force SNIA Alouette III 11

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    Shipyards

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    UK Robb Caledon (Leith) - Leith1
    UK Yarrow - Scotstoun4


    List of Ships

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    UKRoyal NavyA133HMS HeclaGPBA - HL19651997
    UKRoyal NavyA137HMS HecateGQCA - HT19651990
    UKRoyal NavyA144HMS HydraGRGE - HD19661986
    ID TNI-AL 932 KRI Dewa Kembar 1986--
    ZASouth African NavyA324SAS ProteaZTRX - PR1972--
    UKRoyal NavyA138HMS HeraldGQIM - HR19742001

    5 units


    Events

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    1964-febOrderedUK A133 HMS Hecla
    1964-febOrderedUK A137 HMS Hecate
    1964-febOrderedUK A144 HMS Hydra
    1964-may-6Laid downUK A133 HMS Hecla Yard No 2256
    1964-may-14Laid downUK A144 HMS Hydra Yard No 2258
    1964-oct-26Laid downUK A137 HMS Hecate Yard No 2257
    1964-dec-21LaunchedUK A133 HMS Hecla
    1965-febAircraftUK A137 HMS Hecate Assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT432 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Mar 1967
    1965-mar-31LaunchedUK A137 HMS Hecate
    1965-jun-9CommissionedUK A133 HMS Hecla
    1965-jul-14LaunchedUK A144 HMS Hydra
    1965-oct-20CommissionedUK A137 HMS Hecate
    1966-may-5CommissionedUK A144 HMS Hydra
    1966-aug-27DeploymentUK A137 HMS Hecate present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1966-aug-27DeploymentUK A133 HMS Hecla present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1967-aug-26DeploymentUK A133 HMS Hecla present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
    1968-junAircraftUK A137 HMS Hecate Assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS532 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Nov 1969
    1969-jul-26DeploymentUK A137 HMS Hecate Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1969-nov-7OrderedZA A324 SAS Protea
    1970-jul-20Laid downZA A324 SAS Protea
    1970-aug-29Port VisitUK A137 HMS Hecate Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1970-nov-19DeploymentUK A144 HMS Hydra Operation Burlap to Bay of Bengal to assist in cyclone relief efforts
    1971-jul-14LaunchedZA A324 SAS Protea
    1971-sepAircraftUK A144 HMS Hydra assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT436 as Hydra Flt/419, until c Jun 1977.
    1971-sepAircraftUK A137 HMS Hecate Assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS562 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Feb 1973
    1972-may-23CommissionedZA A324 SAS Protea
    1972-octRefitUK A144 HMS Hydra refit at Singapore, late Oct 1972 until mid Feb 1973
    1972-nov-9Laid downUK A138 HMS Herald
    1973-oct-4LaunchedUK A138 HMS Herald
    1974-oct-31UK A138 HMS Herald Ship No 512 built at Leith shipyards of Henry Robb (Robb Caledon) for more info see www.leithshipyards.com
    1974-nov-22CommissionedUK A138 HMS Herald
    1977-aprPort VisitUK A137 HMS Hecate visited Monaco as Flagship of Hydrographer of the Navy, for 11th International Hydrographic Conference, 18-30 Apr
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK A138 HMS Herald Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Spitsand
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK A133 HMS Hecla Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Spitsand
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK A137 HMS Hecate Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Spitsand
    1978-sepDeploymentUK A144 HMS Hydra Departed Portsmouth for 1st 6 month winter section of a 3 year survey contract in Iran, in co-operation with HMS Herald. Contract cut short by Iranian Revolution of Mar 1979
    1979-julAircraftUK A138 HMS Herald assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT794 as 010 Flt / 325 until Apr 1984
    1981-nov-24DeploymentZA A324 SAS Protea Operation Kerslig Stood off Luanda, as support vessel for clandestine operation to damage the Petrangol refinery.
    1982-mar-2DeploymentUK A133 HMS Hecla Departed HMNB Devonport on a 5 month North Atlantic deployment, due back Aug 1982.
    1982-aprAircraftUK A144 HMS Hydra assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT432 as Hydra Flt/415, until c Sep 1982.
    1982-apr-14DeploymentUK A133 HMS Hecla Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic departing Gibraltar on 20 Apr for CASEVAC operations, leaving theatre on 29 Jun 1982.
    1982-apr-16AircraftUK A133 HMS Hecla 829 Sq 032 Hecla Flt formed, with Wasp HAS.1 XT420 which was sent to Gibraltar via RAF Hercules.
    1982-apr-24DeploymentUK A138 HMS Herald Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth to South Atlantic for CASEVAC operations, leaving theatre 30 Jun 1982
    1982-apr-24DeploymentUK A144 HMS Hydra Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth to South Atlantic for CASEVAC operations, leaving theatre 27 Aug and returning to Portsmouth on 24 Sep 1982.
    1985-octRefitUK A137 HMS Hecate at HMD Devonport until Mar 1986
    1986DecommissionedUK A144 HMS Hydra
    1986-jan-17DeploymentUK A144 HMS Hydra Operation Balsac diverted to Aden for Operation Balsac
    1986-aprCommissionedID 932 KRI Dewa Kembar
    1987RefitUK A138 HMS Herald 1987-1988 Flight deck strengthening for Lynx operations
    1990DecommissionedUK A137 HMS Hecate
    1990-augDeploymentUK A138 HMS Herald departed HMNB Devonport for eastern Mediterranean as support vessel for 2nd MCM Squadron, as build up for Operation Desert Storm began. Later moved into the Gulf around Bahrein.
    1994-jan-29Fate: scrappedUK A137 HMS Hecate to Pipavav, India for breaking up
    1997DecommissionedUK A133 HMS Hecla to be replaced by HMS Scott
    1998UK A138 HMS Herald Penant number changed to H138
    2001DecommissionedUK A138 HMS Herald
    2001-julFate: transferedUK A138 HMS Herald sold to an Irish Survey company and renamed Somerville
    2004-jun-18Fate: scrappedUK A138 HMS Herald Scrapping began at Alang.






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