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  • F82 HMS Somerset

    UK Royal Navy




    1996 to present    


    F82 HMS Somerset

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    Flight Deck: SM
    Call Sign: GOIP


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    History of UK F82 HMS Somerset

    1992-janOrdered
    1992-oct-12Laid down
    1994-jun-26Launched
    1996-sep-20Commissioned
    1999DeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Dec 1999 and Feb 2000, relieved by HMS Southampton.
    2005-junDeploymentDeparted HMNB Devonport for a 2 month Mediterranean deployment, returning on 3 Aug 2005.
    2006-mar-15Port VisitTower Bridge Upper Pool of London visit to the Pool of London, tied up alongside HMS Belfast, near Tower Bridge
    2008-jan-21Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for a 6 month deployment in the Arabian Gulf, returning on 1 Aug 2008.
    2009-febDeploymentTaurus 09 deployment, with HMS Bulwark, HMS Ocean, HMS Argyll, supported by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
    2009-julAircraftassigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH824 as /501, until Sep 2009.
    2009-sep-5HomeportHMD Devonport Navy Days 2009 North Yard in Devonport for Navy Days 2009 with Lynx ZD262 of 815 NAS 203 Flt
    2009-sep-8Port VisitRoyal Victoria Dock DSEI 2009 DSEI exhibition with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZD262 embarked
    2009-octAircraftassigned 829 NAS Merlin HM.1 ZH856 as /501, until c Apr 2010.
    2010-may-26Deploymentdeparted 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-17Deploymentdeparted 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-21DeploymentOff the Horn of Africa, performing a RAS with RFA Fort Victoria.
    2011-dec-10Port VisitTZDar-es-Salaam Harbour Dar-es-Salaam visited Tanzania to celebrate 50th anniversary of independence.
    2012-feb-13Port VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta visited Malta
    2012-may-3Refit9 month refit at Babcock, HMD Devonport, including Sea Wolf mid-life upgrade and new command systems, until 15 Jan 2013.
    2013-jun-7Port VisitHugh Town visit to St Marys Isles of Scilly for Battle of the Atlantic 70th celebrations. Departed 9 Jun.
    2013-oct-7DeploymentNorth Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2 participated in two week exercise off NW Scotland
    2014-jan-10DeploymentOperation 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-22DeploymentMoD announces that HMS Somerset is first UK warship to operate ScanEagle reconnaissance UAV
    2014-nov-7Port Visitvisit to Avonmouth (Berth S) with 829 NAS Merlin HM.2 embarked, for Remembrance Day services across her namesake county, departed 10 Nov
    2015-janDeploymentFirth 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 VisitAntwerp weekend visit to Antwerp.
    2015-apr-11DeploymentNorth Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1
    2015-apr-24Port VisitLeith Docks Leith 4 day visit to Leith, after JW15-1 to participate in centenary of Gallipoli celebrations. Departed 27 Apr.
    2015-novDeploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for 6 week Mediterranean deployment, to provide security for Heads of Government conferences. Returned 11 Dec.
    2016-sep-23Port VisitKing George V Dock weekend visit to Glasgow, departed 27 Sep.

    Specifications

       

        from Type 23 Duke class
    180crew
    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

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy AW EH101 11
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11
    UK Royal Navy AW AW159 Wildcat HMA2 10

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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