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  • F53 HMS Undaunted

    UK Royal Navy




    1944 to 1974    


    F53 HMS Undaunted

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    Flight Deck: UD
    Call Sign: GGWR


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    History of UK F53 HMS Undaunted

    1942-sep-8Laid downas Ulster Class destroyer, HMS Undaunted. Yard No. V.1104
    1943-jul-9LaunchedCammell Laird launched at Birkenhead as Ulster class destroyer
    1944Commissionedas Ulster Class, pennant R53.
    1946-janRefitNZHMNZD Devonport Refit completed refit and departed Auckland, NZ and returned to Devonport, UK after war service with the British Pacific Fleet, on 19 Mar 1946.
    1952Refituntil 1954 into Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate, by JS White and assigned pennant F53
    1958RefitFitted with raised flight deck aft for P.531 trials
    1958-dec-24DeploymentIn collision with HMS Maxton whilst patrolling off Cyprus
    1959-nov-9TrialsP.531 trials commenced with XN333 and XN334 during Nov.
    1960-augDeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1960 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1960.
    1962Refitoriginal (1958) flight deck updated to become more permanent with lessons learned from P.531 and Wasp trials.
    1966Refitemerged from refit at HMD Chatham
    1967-marAircraftworking up for Wasp operations, temporarily with 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS571/476-LE from HMS Leander
    1969-dec-9AircraftAccident Londonderry Flt Wasp XV637/447-LD ditched S of St Albans Head while operating from HMS Undaunted, 9 Dec 1969
    1974Decommissioned
    1978-novFate: sunksunk as a target off Casablanca, by Exocet from HMS Norfolk or some authorities claim by torpedo from HMS Swiftsure.
    2012-aug-18Ship s Bell (1966) still in safe keeping at Sea Cadet unit TS Jersey on Jersey, CI

    Specifications

       

        from Type 15 class
    195crew
    2850full load (tn)
    110.50length (m)
    10.90beam (m)
    4.40draught (m)
    36max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Naval Gun single 40 mm

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    UK Royal Navy Saunders R Saro P.531 01
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Cammell Laird,



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