D34 HMS Diamond

UK Royal Navy

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D34 HMS Diamond


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Flight Deck: DM
Call Sign: GPLC


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History of UK D34 HMS Diamond

2005-febLaid down
2010-sep-22Homeportarrived at HMNB Portsmouth
2011-may-6CommissionedCommissioned at HMNB Portsmouth.
2012-jun-13DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth on her maiden deployment for a Gulf and Middle East mission, relieving HMS Daring. Returned to Portsmouth on 21 Dec 2012
2012-oct-10AircraftFirst of type operations for a Type 45 of Sea King ASaC.7 at sea, from 854 NAS in the Persian Gulf.
2014-jan-29Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month, 2nd Gulf deployment, relieved HMS Montrose on station in the Eastern Mediterranean on 26 Feb and was involved in force protection operations (Danish and Norwegian ships of Task Group 420) for ships removing chemical weapon stocks from Syria. Relieved in Mediterranean by HMS Defender in early Jul and returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 11 Jul.
2014-julRefitHMD Portsmouth CUP Mk 141 quad Harpoon entered 15 month Capability Update Period with BAE Systems at HMD Portsmouth, until Mar 2015. Included Harpoon ASM, communications upgrade, improved high pressure air and salt water systems and a new gas turbine. Post refit trials until c Oct 2015
2014-jul-5Port VisitVisit to Gibraltar whilst returning to HMNB Portsmouth
2015-nov-6Port Visitweekend visit to Aberdeen for Remembrance Sunday, departing 10 Nov.
2015-nov-12Port Visit1st Type 45 to visit Antwerp, until Mon 16 Nov.
2016-feb-20Port VisitHall Russell visited Aberdeen for weekend with gift from people of Stavangar, Norway
2016-aug-31Deploymentoff Libya Operation Sophia departed HMNB Portsmouth for 2 month Mediterranean anti-arms and human trafficking deployment, to relieve RFA Mounts Bay.
2017-sep-4DeploymentSNMG2 departed HMNB Portsmouth for 9 month Middle East and Gulf maritime security and anti-piracy deployment, to relieve HMS Monmouth. Wildcat HMA.8 ZZ380 embarked. Diverted to take flagship role of NATO SNMG2 in Mediterranean and Black Sea, from HMS Duncan on 20 Sep.
2018-sep-5Port VisitPLGdynia visited Gdynia 5 - 8 Sep 2018 with Wildcat HMA.2 ZZ413 embarked.



    from Type 45 Daring class
7500light (tn)
8100full load (tn)
152.40length (m)
21.20beam (m)
7.40draught (m)
7000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce WR21
2Naval Engine diesel - Wärtsilä VASA32
8Missile Launcher Aster VLS
1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
1Naval Radar long range search S1850M



    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy AW EH101 12
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 12

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



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