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  • 1965    

    Landing Ship/Platform Dock Fearless class

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    UK Albion class 2003


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    12200full load (tn)
    158.50length (m)
    24.40beam (m)
    6.20draught (m)
    5000range (nm)
    21max speed (knots)
    22000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 262
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 994


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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 05
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 04
    UK Royal Marines Westland Sioux 013

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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    UK Harland and Wolff - Belfast1
    UK John Brown - Clydebank1

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    UKRoyal NavyL10HMS FearlessGKYQ - FS19652003
    UKRoyal NavyL11HMS IntrepidGLXH - ID19671999
    UKRoyal NavyL14Albion class HMS AlbionGDIU - AN2003--
    UKRoyal NavyL15Albion class HMS BulwarkGDIV - BK2005--

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    1962-jul-25Laid downUK L10 HMS Fearless Yard No 1651.
    1962-dec-19Laid downUK L11 HMS Intrepid
    1963-dec-19LaunchedUK L10 HMS Fearless
    1964-jun-25LaunchedUK L11 HMS Intrepid
    1965-nov-25CommissionedUK L10 HMS Fearless at Harland & Wolff
    1966-may-6Port VisitUK L10 HMS Fearless first foreign port visit, to Brest for four days.
    1966-jul-15TrialsUK L10 HMS Fearless Mediterranean and UK waters propeller trials for 5 weeks
    1966-sep-13DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless left HMNB Portsmouth. To support the Civil Power in Aden, until Oct 1966.
    1966-oct-25DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless Operation Fate Deployed to support the Irish Guards in a security operation around the Hauf region of Yemen, near its border with Oman.
    1966-nov-25Port VisitUK L10 HMS Fearless 4 day visit to Durban
    1967-mar-9DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless sailed from Singapore in company with HMS Bulwark for assault exercise off Penang.
    1967-mar-11CommissionedUK L11 HMS Intrepid
    1967-jun-1UK L11 HMS Intrepid damage to starboard turbine caused by overheating. 12 weeks repair in HMD Devonport needed.
    1967-oct-17AircraftUK L10 HMS Fearless embarked first 8 Wessex of 78 Squadron, for transport to Sharjah.
    1967-novDeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless until Dec 1967, part of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
    1967-novDeploymentUK L11 HMS Intrepid until Dec 1967, part of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
    1967-nov-21AircraftUK L10 HMS Fearless embarked the three Sioux of 45 Commando Air Troop, as part of Operation Magister in preparation for their final return to UK.
    1967-nov-29AircraftUK L11 HMS Intrepid final departure from Aden, with last 6 Wessex HC.2 of 78 Squadron embarked, heading for Sharjah.
    1968-marDeploymentUK L11 HMS Intrepid off Persian Gulf islands of Tunb, to calm tension with Iran
    1968-sep-20DeploymentUK L11 HMS Intrepid Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands with Sioux AH.1 of 3 CBAS embarked
    1968-octPort VisitUK L11 HMS Intrepid visited Brisbane, after participating in Exercise Coral Sands with 3 CBAS, at least 13 of the unit Sioux AH.1 embarked.
    1968-oct-4DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless Operation Diogenes Departed UK. Hosted senior level negotiations from 8 Oct between Britain and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) over its declaration of independence (UDI), off Gibraltar.
    1969-jan-15DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless sailed from HMNB Devonport for a 3 month Mediterranean and West African deployment, returning on 10 Apr.
    1969-marDeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless off Lagos (Nigeria), for talks between UK and Nigeria over the Biafra crisis.
    1969-mayPort VisitUK L11 HMS Intrepid Visted St Helena
    1969-jun-4DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless sailed from HMNB Devonport for a 13 month Far East deployment, returning on 12 Jun 1970.
    1969-sep-22Port VisitUK L10 HMS Fearless visit to Tokyo for cultural, industrial and educational British Week, until 6 Oct.
    1970RefitUK L10 HMS Fearless Recommissioned 12 Feb 1971, after refit which included adding Skynet satellite communications equipment.
    1970-aug-29Port VisitUK L10 HMS Fearless present at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1970-nov-19DeploymentUK L11 HMS Intrepid Operation Burlap to Bay of Bengal to assist in cyclone relief efforts
    1971-aug-28Port VisitUK L10 HMS Fearless Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
    1971-sep-1DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless departed HMNB Devonport for 10 week Mediterranean deployment, returning on 18 Nov.
    1972-novDeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless participated in Exercise Corsica 72 off W coast of Corsica with HMS Ark Royal, HMS Bulwark, and HMS Intrepid.
    1972-novDeploymentUK L11 HMS Intrepid participated in Exercise Corsica 72 off W coast of Corsica with HMS Bulwark, HMS Ark Royal and HMS Fearless.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitUK L10 HMS Fearless Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1977-jun-24DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand
    1978-aug-26DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless present for Plymouth Navy Days, with 3 CBAS Scout AH.1 XP893/S embarked.
    1982-apr-6DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth with some 3 CBAS airframes and three Sea King HC.4 of 846 Squadron embarked, leaving theatre on 24 Jun 1982.
    1982-apr-20AircraftUK L11 HMS Intrepid assigned to 845 Squadron
    Embarked Wessex HU.5 XT449 / C and XT461 / W of 845 NAS E Flt for two days of working up. The Flight returned to Yeovilton before re-embarking on 26 Apr.
    1982-apr-26DeploymentUK L11 HMS Intrepid Operation Corporate Departed Weymouth Bay for South Atlantic with 845 Squadron E Flt embarked and an 846 Squadron airframe, joining in the English Channel. Left theatre on 26 Jun 1982.
    1983-sep-29UK L10 HMS Fearless collision with German bulk carrier Gerhardt, off Portland.
    1983-nov-28DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless Operation Offcut ordered from UK with 4 Assault Squadron, RM embarked, on 20 Nov with RFA Brambleleaf in support and arrived on station off Beirut, to relieve HMS Glamorgan.
    1985UK L10 HMS Fearless into low readiness reserve for 3 years, until 1988.
    1986-oct-22DeploymentUK L11 HMS Intrepid departed HMNB Portsmouth for Middle East and Gulf of Arabia deployment. Embarked 40 Commando Royal Marines and 2x Sea King HC.4 from 846 NAS and returned Dec 1986.
    1986-nov-20DeploymentUK L11 HMS Intrepid Participated in Exercise Saif Sareea 86 between 20 and 30 Nov 1986, off Masirah Island.
    1989RefitUK L10 HMS Fearless CIWS Phalanx 20 mm refit at HMD Devonport, including replacement of guns and her 4x quadruple Seacat launchers for new 20mm and Phalanx CIWS. Completed 1991.
    1991-aprStruckUK L11 HMS Intrepid Laid up for long term storage at Portsmouth. Some equipment canabalised for use in HMS Fearless.
    1991-oct-10DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless deployed to Sevastolpol, Ukraine with 2x 656 Sq Lynx AH.1
    1998-aug-28DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless International Festival of Sea Participated in IFoS 1998.
    1999-aug-31DecommissionedUK L11 HMS Intrepid
    2000-nov-2DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless serious boiler fire while operating c 150nm off Sicily, brought under control with difficulty and much skill by the ships company. Damage caused her to sail for Malta for assessment and to be relieved from her planned mission to Sierra Leone (Operation Basilica) by RFA Argus.
    2001-aug-20DeploymentUK L10 HMS Fearless left HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean deployment, returning 18 Mar 2002.
    2002-aug-3HomeportUK L10 HMS Fearless paid off for final time at HMNB Portsmouth
    2003DecommissionedUK L10 HMS Fearless
    2005-julUK L11 HMS Intrepid by Jul 2005 was laid up in Fareham Creek
    2005-julUK L10 HMS Fearless by Jul 2005 was laid up in Fareham Creek
    2007-dec-17Fate: scrappedUK L10 HMS Fearless towed from Portsmouth to Van Heyghen yard at Ghent, Belgium for scrapping
    2008-sep-13Fate: scrappedUK L11 HMS Intrepid towed from Portsmouth to Birkenhead for breakers yard at Canada Dock and scrapping completed by Aug 2009

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