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  • D43 HMS Matapan

    UK Royal Navy




    1973 to 1978    



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    Flight Deck: MP
    Call Sign: MVFW
    Shipyard: John Brown


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    History of UK D43 HMS Matapan

    1943Ordered
    1943-mar-11Laid down
    1945-apr-30Launched
    1947-sep-5Commissionedas I43 and laid up at Devonport, after 150 hours of sea trials
    1971Refittowed array sonar Type 2031 towed to Portsmouth and converted by 1973 into a sonar trials ship and fitted with a flight deck
    1978Decommissioned
    1979-may-18Fate: transferedSold as scrap to H K Vickers Ltd
    1979-augFate: scrappedBlyth Breakers Yard at Blyth in Northumbria

    Specifications

       

        from Later Battle class
    250crew
    115.50length (m)
    12.20beam (m)
    3.90draught (m)
    4400range (nm)
    50000power (shp)



    Builder

       

    UK John Brown, Clydebank



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