1992 to 2009    

A171 HMS Endurance (1992)

UK Royal Navy

1991 to 1992 - A176 HMS Polar Circle    

Flight Deck: EE
Call Sign: GXRH


History of UK HMS Polar Circle A176

1991-nov-21CommissionedCommissioned as HMS Polar Circle for Antarctic support duties
1992-octDecommissionedDecommissioned renamed HMS Endurance (A171)
1992-octFate: transferedFate: transfered renamed HMS Endurance (A171)

History of UK HMS Endurance (1992) A171

1992-octCommissionedCommissioned ex HMS Polar Circle, renamed; aka The Red Plum.
1992-dec assigned to BFSAI
1998-augPort VisitPort Visit on board Lynx XZ241
1998-aug-28DeploymentDeployment HMNB Portsmouth International Festival of Sea Participated in IFoS 1998.
2001-aug-24Port VisitPort Visit HMNB Portsmouth IFoS 2001 International Festival of Sea 2001 Present at IFoS Portsmouth.
2005-jun-28DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Review ship, carrying HM Queen Elizabeth II to review the fleet
2005-octDeploymentDeployment left Portsmouth for Antarctic survey mission with 2 Lynx embarked, returned May 2006.
2008-octAircraftAircraft Mare Harbour BAS Support embarked 815 NAS 212 Flt Lynx HAS.3ICE XZ238 and XZ246 from RAF Mount Pleasant for Antarctic summer support mission
2008-dec-17 Engine room flooded whilst underway in Magellan Straits. Towed to Punta Arenas and returned to UK via Falklands on heavy lift vessel mv Target by Apr 2009. Entered Portsmouth 10 Apr for repair assessment.
2010-apr Deployed 815 NAS, 212 Flight Lynx on board HMS Ark Royal, on loan until Aug 2010
2016-jun-01Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped TR Aliaga Shipbreakers departed Portsmouth under tow, for scrapping in Turkey

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Polar Circle class
91length (m)
17.90beam (m)
8.50draught (m)
6500range (nm)
15max speed (knots)

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