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F82 HMS Somerset

UK Royal Navy

F82 HMS Somerset

IMO: 8949680
MMSI: 234635000
Flight Deck: SM
Call Sign: GOIP
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Somerset F82

1992-oct-12Laid downLaid down Yard No 1043
1999DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Dec 1999 and Feb 2000, relieved by HMS Southampton.
2005-junDeploymentDeployment Departed HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean deployment, returning on 3 Aug 2005.
2006-mar-15Port VisitPort Visit Tower Bridge Upper Pool of London visit to the Pool of London, tied up alongside HMS Belfast, near Tower Bridge
2008-jan-21DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport for a 6 month deployment in the Arabian Gulf, returning on 1 Aug 2008.
2009-febDeploymentDeployment Taurus 09 deployment, with HMS Bulwark, HMS Ocean, HMS Argyll, supported by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
2009-julAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH824 as /501, until Sep 2009.
2009-sep-05HomeportHomeport HMD Devonport Navy Days 2009 North Yard in Devonport for Navy Days 2009 with Lynx ZD262 of 815 NAS 203 Flt
2009-sep-08Port VisitPort Visit Royal Victoria Dock DSEI 2009 DSEI exhibition with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZD262 embarked
2009-octAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH856 as /501, (short term ?).
2009-novAircraftAircraft 229 Flt assigned to 815 Squadron
assigned Lynx HMA.8 ZF557 as ships flt, until c Sep/Oct 2010.
2010-may-26DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport for a 7 month deployment around the Arabian Gulf and Horn of Africa with 815 Sq 229 Flt Lynx HMA.8 /375 embarked. Was relieved by HMS Cumberland for duty with CTF-152 and returned on 2 Dec 2010.
2011-aug-17DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport for a 6 month maritime security deployment in Red Sea, Indian Ocean and the Gulf, relieving HMS Monmouth. Returned 24 Feb 2012 after being relieved on station by HMS Westminster.
2011-nov-21DeploymentDeployment Off the Horn of Africa, performing a RAS with RFA Fort Victoria.
2011-dec-10Port VisitPort Visit TZ Dar-es-Salaam Harbour Dar-es-Salaam visited Tanzania to celebrate 50th anniversary of independence.
2012-feb-13Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta visited Malta
2012-may-03RefitRefit 9 month refit at Babcock, HMD Devonport, including Sea Wolf mid-life upgrade and new command systems, until 15 Jan 2013.
2013-jun-07Port VisitPort Visit Hugh Town visit to St Marys Isles of Scilly for Battle of the Atlantic 70th celebrations. Departed 9 Jun.
2013-oct-07DeploymentDeployment North Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 participated in two week exercise off NW Scotland
2014-jan-10DeploymentDeployment Operation Kipion Departed HMNB Devonport for 6 month maritime security deployment in the Gulf, Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean, with 815 NAS 203 Flt Lynx HMA.8 embarked. Relieved on station by HMS Northumberland on 30 Jun and returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Jul.
2014-jun-22DeploymentDeployment MoD announces that HMS Somerset is first UK warship to operate ScanEagle reconnaissance UAV
2014-nov-07Port VisitPort Visit visit to Avonmouth (Berth S) with 829 NAS Merlin HM.2 embarked, for Remembrance Day services across her namesake county, departed 10 Nov
2015-janDeploymentDeployment Firth of Clyde operating in Firth of Clyde in the absence of an RAF Maritime Patrol Aircraft, seeking the owner of an unidentified periscope.
2015-feb-28Port VisitPort Visit Antwerp weekend visit to Antwerp.
2015-apr-11DeploymentDeployment North Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1
2015-apr-24Port VisitPort Visit Leith Docks Leith 4 day visit to Leith, after JW15-1 to participate in centenary of Gallipoli celebrations. Departed 27 Apr.
2015-novDeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport for 6 week Mediterranean deployment, to provide security for Heads of Government conferences. Returned 11 Dec.
2016-sep-23Port VisitPort Visit King George V Dock weekend visit to Glasgow, departed 27 Sep.
2018-novRefitRefit HMD Devonport LIFEX CAMM (M) Sea Ceptor Life extension refit at HMD Devonport until Feb 2022, although several post-LIFEX issues have dogged her return to the fleet.

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Type 23 Duke class
3600light (tn)
4200full load (tn)
133length (m)
16.10beam (m)
5.50draught (m)
7800range (nm)
28max speed (knots)

4Naval Engine diesel - Paxman Valenta 12CM
2Naval Engine electric motors
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODLAG

2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Sea Wolf

2Naval Gun single 30 mm
1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 2070 Talisman

2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 911
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1007
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050

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