A171 HMS Endurance (1992)

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Call Sign: GXRH


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History of UK A176 HMS Polar Circle

1991-nov-21Commissionedas HMS Polar Circle for Antarctic support duties
1992-octDecommissionedrenamed HMS Endurance (A171)
1992-octFate: transferedrenamed HMS Endurance (A171)

History of UK A171 HMS Endurance (1992)

1992-octCommissionedex HMS Polar Circle, renamed; aka The Red Plum.
1992-dec assigned to BFSAI
1998-augPort Visiton board Lynx XZ241
1998-aug-28DeploymentHMNB Portsmouth International Festival of Sea Participated in IFoS 1998.
2005-jun-28Deployment Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Review ship, carrying HM Queen Elizabeth II to review the fleet
2005-octDeploymentleft Portsmouth for Antarctic survey mission with 2 Lynx embarked, returned May 2006.
2008-octAircraftMare 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-17Engine 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-aprDeployed 815 NAS, 212 Flight Lynx on board HMS Ark Royal, on loan until Aug 2010
2016-jun-1Fate: scrappedTRAliaga Shipbreakers departed Portsmouth under tow, for scrapping in Turkey



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



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UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 22

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