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  • UK Ocean class

    Assault Carrier


    Assault Carrier Ocean class


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    21500full load (tn)
    208length (m)
    34beam (m)
    6.60draught (m)
    8000range (nm)
    17max speed (knots)
    4Naval Gun single 20 mm
    3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm


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        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King HC.4 1218
    UK Royal Marines Westland Lynx 60
    UK Royal Air Force B 414 - H-47D Chinook 22
    UK British Army Westland WAH-64 Apache 20
    UK Royal Navy AW Merlin HC.3i 06
    UK Royal Marines AW AW159 Wildcat AH1 06
    UK Royal Navy AW EH101 02
    BR Brazilian Navy Sikorsky S-70B 00
    BR Brazilian Navy EC EC725 Caracal 00

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    UKRoyal NavyL12HMS OceanGCOU - O19982018
    BR Brazilian Navy A140 PHM Atlantico 2018--

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    1993-mayOrderedUK L12 HMS Ocean
    1994-jun-30Laid downUK L12 HMS Ocean Yard No 309
    1995-oct-11LaunchedUK L12 HMS Ocean
    1998-sep-30CommissionedUK L12 HMS Ocean aka The Mighty O
    1998-octDeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Operation Tellar Hurricane relief operations off central America, with Sea Kings of 845 NAS and Lynx and Gazelle of 847 NAS embarked.
    2000-mayDeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Operation Palliser ordered off Freetown, Sierra Leone to support Operation Palliser and arrived on 14 May with 42 Commando RM, six Sea Kings of 846 NAS, two Lynx and two Gazelle from 847 NAS and two Chinooks from RAF 7 Sq embarked. Departed Freetown on 15 Jun.
    2003-jan-16DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq, standing off Kuwait, and embarked at least nine Sea Kings of 845 NAS plus six Lynx and six Gazelle of 847 NAS, together with 40 Commando RM. Left theatre on 28 May 2003
    2004-may-13DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean departed HMNB Devonport in company with HMS Albion, HMS Cornwall, HMS Sutherland, RFA Argus, RFA Fort George, RFA Fort Rosalie, RFA Sir Galahad, RFA Sir Tristram and RFA Oakleaf, as part of an Amphibious Task Group, for exercises with US Navy. Arrived Norfolk, VA on 28 May.
    2005-sepAircraftUK L12 HMS Ocean supported a deployment of 656 Sq Apache to establish Maritime Interim Operational Capability
    2006-oct-11DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Operation Vela (Green Eagle) conduct of Exercise Green Eagle phase of Operation Vela, off Sierra Leone. Two Lynx AH.7 of 847 NAS embarked.
    2007-sepRefitUK L12 HMS Ocean 11 month upgrade refit at Babcock Marine at HMD Devonport, completed early Sep 2008.
    2009-junDeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Departed HMNB Devonport for Caribbean anti-drug and maritime security deployment
    2009-sep-5HomeportUK L12 HMS Ocean present for Navy Days 2009, with 820 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH863/11 aboard
    2009-sep-18Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean visited Sunderland for 4 days, departed 21 Sep. 6x Lynx of 702 NAS and 2x Apache of 656 Sq embarked.
    2010-mar-11Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean Arrived 11 March Rotterdam harbour after exercise Cold Response 10. No helicopters on board. Dep 15 March
    2010-junDeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Departed HMNB Devonport for 5 month Atlantic deployment, returning 1 Nov 2010.
    2010-julDeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Exercise Auriga 2010 Participated in the Amphibious component of Ex Auriga, with USS Kearsarge, HMS Albion and RFA Largs Bay, until Aug 2010. At least ZF121 / X embarked from the CHF.
    2010-sep-9Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean visit to Rio de Janeiro for 3 days as part of a global deployment
    2010-octPort VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean 4 day visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone, 10 years after her deployment on Operation Palliser.
    2011-feb-11Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean visited Tyneside for 4 days
    2011-apr-28DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Operation Unified Protector Departed HMNB Devonport for 7 week work up, diverted to Mediterranean deployment for operations off Libya. 857 NAS detachment embarked in late May and arrived back at Culdrose on 27 Sep 2011. The deployment included first time combat operations from a maritime platform by the Army Attack Helicopter Force, where 3 (eventually 5) Apache AH.1 of 656 Squadron joined the ship. Returned to UK 9 Dec 2011.
    2011-sep-24Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean Operation Unified Protector Alongside at Souda Naval Base, following end of UK Operation Ellamy air operations from the ship.
    2012-may-18Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean 3 day visit to Hamburg, with Ship Open to Visitors and interoperability exercises with Sea Kings of MFG 5.
    2012-jul-13DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean to Greenwich Reach as a maritime logistic hub in support of Police maritime security operations at London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, until 11 Sep, when she departed on the midday tide.
    2012-decRefitUK L12 HMS Ocean surface and low level air search radar Type 997 entered 10 Dock at HMD Devonport with Babcock for 15 month major upkeep and upgrade programme. Includes new Type 997 Artisan radar, 30mm guns, IT and environmental systems, with a new 20kt top speed. Came out of dry dock on 31 Jul 2013 and is due to complete 2014.
    2014-jul-5TrialsUK L12 HMS Ocean Sea trials after completing refit at Devonport
    2014-nov-21Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean visit to Portsmouth
    2015-mar-20RefitUK L12 HMS Ocean rejoined the fleet following refit after short re-commissioning ceremony at Devonport.
    2015-apr-11DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1. Embarked 4x Sea King HC.4 from 845 NAS on 14 Apr and also hosted 2x Longbow Apache and 2x Chinook.
    2015-may-1Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean visit to Sunderland, departed 5 May.
    2015-may-7Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean arrived at Greenwich on 7 May for VE Day celebrations. Departed 11 May.
    2015-jun-5DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean BALTOPS 15 After assuming UK Flagship role role on 1 Jun, deployed to Baltic Sea for BALTOPS 2015.
    2015-sep-29DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 departed HMNB Devonport for 4 month Mediterranean deployment on multi-national Exercise Cougar 15. During mid-late Oct, participated in Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 in Mediterranean.
    2015-dec-5Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean visited Gibraltar, with at least Merlins ZH836 and ZH850 embarked.
    2016-sep-20DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) 2016 departed HMNB Devonport for a 6 month Mediterranean and Middle East maritime security deployment, incluing a period as Flagship for CTF-50. Detachment of 820 NAS Merlin embarked which included ZH835 and ZH854. Returned to Plymouth 24 Mar 2017.
    2017-jan-31DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Exercise Unified Trident Flagship of CTF50 for multi-national Ex Unified Trident in Persian Gulf until 2 Feb.
    2017-mar-4Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean visited Beirut from 4 Mar 2017
    2017-mar-9Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean visited Malta for weekend, on homeward leg of Middle East deployment
    2017-aug-29DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean SNMG2 Departed HMNB Devonport for 4 month final deployment. Chinook ZH775 and Merlins of 845 NAS embarked; to become Flagship of NATO SNMG2 in Mediterranean. Returned 19 Dec 2017.
    2017-sep-7DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Diverted from Mediterranean and ordered to Caribbean to assist in relief operations following Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose. HMS Duncan Flagship role extended deployment until relieved on station.
    2017-sep-11Port VisitUK L12 HMS Ocean Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Embarked 60 pallets of disaster relief and 200 pallets of aid consignments for Caribbean flown into RAF Gibraltar by 4x 18 Squadron Chinook, from RAF Odiham.
    2017-sep-22DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Arrived British Virgin Islands, to contribute towards relief effort.
    2017-sep-25DeploymentUK L12 HMS Ocean Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Departed Anguilla to bring aid to the Commonwealth of Dominica, following Hurricane Maria. Withdrawn on 9 Oct.
    2018-feb-17UK L12 HMS Ocean UK MoD announced sale to Brazil, to replace the NAeL São Paulo. Deal also includes a refit at UK shipyard prior to delivery (expected Jun 2018).
    2018-mar-27DecommissionedUK L12 HMS Ocean decommissioned, with HM Queen present
    2018-junCommissionedBR A140 PHM Atlantico at UK HMD Devonport
    2018-aug-1DeploymentBR A140 PHM Atlantico departed UK HMNB Devonport on delivery voyage to Rio de Janeiro
    2018-aug-4Port VisitBR A140 PHM Atlantico arrived in Lisbon on delivery voyage from UK to Rio de Janeiro
    2018-aug-23BR A140 PHM Atlantico first Brazilian landings ( 1 UH-15 Super Cougar, 1 SH-16 Seahawk and 1 IH-6B Bell Jet Ranger III ) near Cabo Frio

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