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  • A108 HMS Triumph

    UK Royal Navy

    1946 to 1965 - Colossus class R16 HMS Triumph    

    1965 to 1980    


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


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    History of UK Colossus class R16 HMS Triumph

    1943-jan-27Laid downYard No. 662
    1946-julVisit to Russia. Admiral Lord Fraser
    1947-may-3Royal Escort to Vanguard returning from South African Royal Tour
    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 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.

    History of UK Colossus class R16 HMS Triumph

    1971-nov-8Sailed from Singapore 08 Nov 1971 - Brought back 2 x Wasp Helicopters

    History of UK A108 HMS Triumph

    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

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