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  • UK Echo class

    Support Ship


    Support Ship Echo class

    Multi-purpose Hydrographic survey ships with a secondary role in mine countermeasures.
    Can achieve 16.9 knots with newly scraped and conditioned hull.


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    3740full load (tn)
    90.60length (m)
    16.80beam (m)
    5.50draught (m)
    9300range (nm)
    16.90max speed (knots)
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm


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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 01
    UK Royal Navy AW AW159 Wildcat HMA2 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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    UK Appledore Shipbuilders - 1.7nm N of Bideford2

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    UKRoyal NavyH87HMS EchoGAAC2003--
    UKRoyal NavyH88HMS EnterpriseGXUH20032023

    2 units


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    2000-jun-19OrderedUK H87 HMS Echo
    2000-jun-19OrderedUK H88 HMS Enterprise
    2002-mar-4LaunchedUK H87 HMS Echo
    2002-may-2LaunchedUK H88 HMS Enterprise
    2003-mar-7CommissionedUK H87 HMS Echo
    2003-oct-17CommissionedUK H88 HMS Enterprise
    2004DeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise Maiden deployment to Mediterranean
    2005DeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise Middle East deployment
    2007DeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise West African deployment
    2008-jul-25DeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise At Portsmouth 25-27 Jul for Meet Your Navy 2008
    2009DeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise East Africa and Gulf deployment
    2011-jan-11Port VisitUK H87 HMS Echo visit to Malta, until 15 Jan.
    2013DeploymentUK H87 HMS Echo departed for 18-month surveying deployment in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and the Gulf.
    2013-sepRefitUK H88 HMS Enterprise Completed refit at A and P Falmouth, which included hull re-finishing, upgrades to satellite comunications, propulsion deep maintenance and hydrographic echo sounder.
    2014-junDeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise departed HMNB Devonport for 35 month deployment, initially in the Mediterranean. Returned 17 Apr 2017.
    2015-jul-3DeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise Operation Weald relieved HMS Bulwark on station in the Mediterranean for anti people-smuggling operations.
    2015-dec-1DeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise 2 crewmen being medevac by Spanish frigate Canarias helicopter SH-60B Seahawk
    2017-julDeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise Assumed flagship role of NATO SNMCMG2 in Mediterranean Sea during Jul 2017.
    2017-oct-7Port VisitUK H88 HMS Enterprise visited Touon.
    2018RefitUK H87 HMS Echo dry-docking period in Falmouth, included a through cleaning of the hull bottom below the waterline.
    2019-aprRefitUK H88 HMS Enterprise 6 week dry-docking period in UK Docks Teesside, Middlesborough.
    2019-apr-30Port VisitUK H87 HMS Echo visited Batumi, during 3 weeks of operations in the Black Sea.
    2020-mayRefitUK H87 HMS Echo 6 week dry-docking period in UK Docks Teesside, Middlesborough.
    2020-aug-10DeploymentUK H88 HMS Enterprise arrived in Beirut from Cyprus, to remap approaches and port sea floor as part of UK aid to Lebanon, following Port Explosion on 4 Aug.
    2023-mar-31DecommissionedUK H88 HMS Enterprise at HMNB Devonport.

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