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 EnterpriseGXUH2003--

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.
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.

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