1965 to 1980    

A108 HMS Triumph

UK Royal Navy

1946 to 1965 - Colossus class R16 HMS Triumph    

Flight Deck: P
Call Sign: MVRB
See Also: CV Colossus class R16


History of Colossus class UK HMS Triumph R16

1943-jan-27Laid downLaid down Yard No. 662
1946-jul Visit to Russia. Admiral Lord Fraser
1947-may-03 Royal Escort to Vanguard returning from South African Royal Tour
1948-decRefitRefit until c Mar 1949
1949-julDeploymentDeployment Operation Firedog departed UK for Far East deployment, contributing to air strikes in Malayan jungles.
1950-jun-29DeploymentDeployment JP Kure while on Far East station, diverted to Kure to re-store for Korea and departed 29 Jun, with CAG-13 embarked.
1950-jul-02DeploymentDeployment reassigned 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-20DeploymentDeployment completed 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-decRefitRefit at HMD Portsmouth, until c Apr 1951, as a transport carrier.
1952TrialsTrials trials conducted with commercial version of Sycamore
1952-febTrialsTrials angled flight deck trials (painted 3 deg offset).
1953RefitRefit became Cadet Training Ship, completed c Aug
1953-octPort VisitPort Visit visited Leningrad
1955 into Reserve, anticipating the Admiralty decision in 1956 for Frigates to take over training duties.
1957-decRefitRefit Conversion 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 HMS Triumph A108

1964-octTrialsTrials post-conversion sea trials and recommissioned as a Fleet Repair Ship at HMNB Portsmouth on 7 Jan 1965.
1965-jan-29DeploymentDeployment 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-21HomeportHomeport SG Sembawang naval base Singapore, until 1971
1968-sep-20DeploymentDeployment Exercise 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-novDeploymentDeployment BD Bhola Island Operation Burlap to assist in Cyclone relief around the Ganges delta.
1971DeploymentDeployment Pans 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.

History of Colossus class UK HMS Triumph R16

1971-nov-08 Sailed from Singapore 08 Nov 1971 - Brought back 2 x Wasp Helicopters

History of UK HMS Triumph A108

1972HomeportHomeport Chatham, until Dec 1981
1972-marRefitRefit Refit, completed Dec 1975 and into reserve.
1980DecommissionedDecommissioned Put on disposal list after 8 years in reserve at Chatham
1981-dec-09Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped Left Chatham under tow to be scrapped in Spain

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