R16 HMS Triumph

UK Royal Navy

1965 to 1980 - Triumph class A108 HMS Triumph    



1946 to 1965    


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Flight Deck: P
Call Sign: MVRB
See Also: AO Triumph class A108


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History of UK R16 HMS Triumph

1942-aug-7Ordered
1943-jan-27Laid downYard No. 662
1944-oct-2Launched
1946-may-9Commissioned
1948-decRefituntil c Mar 1949
1949-julDeployment Operation Firedog departed UK for Far East deployment, contributing to air strikes in Malayan jungles.
1950-jun-29DeploymentJPKure while on Far East station, diverted to Kure to re-store for Korea and departed 29 Jun, with CAG-13 embarked.
1950-jul-2Deploymentreassigned to US Task Group 77.4 (with USS Valley Forge), off east coast of Korean peninsula after N Korea invaded S Korea. Remained with TF 77 until 26 Jul.
1950-sep-20Deploymentcompleted mission with Commonwealth Task Force (off Korean west coast) and after being relieved by HMS Theseus on 10 Oct, left theatre for the UK, arriving Portsmouth in Nov.
1950-decRefitat HMD Portsmouth, until c Apr 1951, as a transport carrier.
1952Trialstrials conducted with commercial version of Sycamore
1952-febTrialsangled flight deck trials (painted 3 deg offset).
1953Refitbecame Cadet Training Ship, completed c Aug
1953-octPort Visitvisited Leningrad
1955into Reserve, anticipating the Admiralty decision in 1956 for Frigates to take over training duties.
1957-decRefitConversion to Heavy Repair Ship commenced (as the major work on HMS Victorious finished), to be suspended between 1960/62 and completed c Aug 1964

History of UK Triumph class A108 HMS Triumph

1964-octTrialspost-conversion sea trials and recommissioned as a Fleet Repair Ship at HMNB Portsmouth on 7 Jan 1965.
1965-jan-29Deployment Konfrontasi departed HMNB Portsmouth for the Far East station with 9 Whirlwind HAR.10 of 230 Squadron and 3 Wessex HC.2 of 18 Squadron .
1965-feb-21HomeportSGSembawang naval base Singapore, until 1971
1968-sep-20DeploymentExercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct. Moved 200 Hovercraft Squadron of Royal Corps of Transport from and to Singapore.
1970-novDeploymentBDBhola Island Operation Burlap to assist in Cyclone relief around the Ganges delta.
1971DeploymentPans People filmed their Xmas 1971 Top of the Pops video on Triumphs flight deck. Departed Singapore for return to UK, via Mombasa. Brought back at least Wasp HAS.1 XS543.
1972HomeportChatham, until Dec 1981
1972-marRefitRefit, completed Dec 1975 and into reserve.
1980DecommissionedPut on disposal list after 8 years in reserve at Chatham
1981-dec-9Fate: scrappedLeft Chatham under tow to be scrapped in Spain

Specifications

   

    from Colossus class
13190light (tn)
18400full load (tn)
211.80length (m)
24.40beam (m)
7.20draught (m)
12000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
42000power (shp)
2Naval Engine steam turbines
32Naval Gun single 20 mm
1Naval Radar air direction radar Type 277

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