UK Endurance (1967)

Support Ship


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3600full load (tn)
92.96length (m)
14beam (m)
5.50draught (m)
14.50max speed (knots)
1Naval Engine diesel
2Naval Gun single 20 mm

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UK Royal Navy Westland wasp 22
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DE Lurssen (Kroeger Werft) - Audorfer See1

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UKRoyal NavyA171HMS EnduranceGXRH - ED19671991

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1955Laid downUK A171 HMS Endurance as mv Anita Dan
1956-mayLaunchedUK A171 HMS Endurance as mv Anita Dan
1967-decRefitUK A171 HMS Endurance 11 month refit for Antarctic support operations by Harland and Wolff until Oct 1968.
1968-jun-27CommissionedUK A171 HMS Endurance by Royal Navy as Antarctic Support & Ice Patrol ship. Also known as the Red Plum.
1974-jun-3RefitUK A171 HMS Endurance Refit at HMD Portsmouth, until 9 Sep 1974. Both Endurance Flight Whirlwind HAR.9s were disembarked at HMS Daedalus for the duration, re-embarking on 20 Sep.
1974-oct-3DeploymentUK A171 HMS Endurance departed HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month deployment to the Antarctic, to be based locally at Port Stanley. Returned to Portsmouth on 20 Mar 1975.
1974-oct-13Port VisitUK A171 HMS Endurance visited Dakar for 4 days, en route South Atlantic, departing 16 Oct.
1975-feb-19Port VisitUK A171 HMS Endurance visit to Buenos Aires, until 24 Feb on northbound leg of deployment.
1976-octDeploymentUK A171 HMS Endurance departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month Antarctic support deployment. Returned to Portsmouth 23 May 1977.
1978RefitUK A171 HMS Endurance satellite communications systems added during refit at Chatham.
1981-oct-13DeploymentUK A171 HMS Endurance Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth for South Atlantic patrol, and ordered to South Georgia 21 Mar 1982, leaving theatre on 23 Jul, returning to Chatham on 20 Aug 1982.
1982-apr-14DeploymentUK A171 HMS Endurance Operation Paraquat Joined HMS Antrim, HMS Plymouth and RFA Tidespring for recovery of South Georgia.
1982-jun-17AircraftUK A171 HMS Endurance embarked 848 Sq A Flt Wessex HU.5 XS486/WW from RFA Regent in preparation for Operation Keyhole. Returned to RFA Regent on 24 Jun.
1982-jun-18DeploymentUK A171 HMS Endurance Operation Keyhole ordered to South Thule, in company with HMS Yarmouth and supported by RFA Olmeda for its recovery.
1991DecommissionedUK A171 HMS Endurance

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