Derivatives / Succeeded by 1968 H Tiger conversion class Specifications 885crew 9500light (tn) 12080full load (tn) 169length (m) 19.50beam (m) 5.50draught (m) 31.50max speed (knots) Shipyards John Brown - Clydebank1 Kvaerner (Govan) - Govan1 List of Ships Filter: AllUK - Royal Navy .......... 4 Hide Transfers Hide derivatives 19591968Royal NavyC20HMS TigerMMWS19721978 Tiger conversion class C20 HMS Tiger 19611968Royal NavyC99HMS BlakeGLZM19691979 Tiger conversion class C99 HMS Blake 2 units Events 1941-oct-01Laid downLaid down C20 HMS Tiger as HMS Bellerophon 1942-aug-17Laid downLaid down C99 HMS Blake as HMS Tiger 1945-oct-25LaunchedLaunched C20 HMS Tiger 1945-dec-20LaunchedLaunched C99 HMS Blake 1959-mar-18CommissionedCommissioned C20 HMS Tiger 1959-nov-27 C20 HMS Tiger damaged by fire 1961-mar-18CommissionedCommissioned C99 HMS Blake 1961-aug-05DeploymentDeployment C20 HMS Tiger present at Plymouth Navy Days 1961 1962-marDeploymentDeployment C20 HMS Tiger departed HMNB Devonport for Far East deployment 1962-jul-24DeploymentDeployment C20 HMS Tiger Exercise FOTEX 62 participated in Exercise FOTEX 62 with Far East Fleet, RAN and RNZN 1962-augPort VisitPort Visit C99 HMS Blake visited Port-of-Spain in company with HMS Whirlwind for Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day celebrations 1963 C20 HMS Tiger Port visit to Sydney 1964-aug-01Port VisitPort Visit C20 HMS Tiger Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1964. 1965RefitRefit C99 HMS Blake Converted at HMD Portsmouth, between 1965 and 1969 into a Helicopter Cruiser for 4x Wessex / Sea King. 1965-augDeploymentDeployment C20 HMS Tiger present at Plymouth Navy Days 1965 1966-aug-27DeploymentDeployment C20 HMS Tiger present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966 1966-decDeploymentDeployment C20 HMS Tiger Gibraltar and Mediterranean for talks between UK and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). 1967-aug-26DeploymentDeployment C20 HMS Tiger present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967 1968RefitRefit C20 HMS Tiger Converted at HMD Devonport, between 1968 and 1972 into a Helicopter Cruiser for 4x Sea King. 1970-aug-29 C20 HMS Tiger present (in refit) at Plymouth Navy Days 1970. 1971-aug-28 C20 HMS Tiger present (in refit) at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.