F170 HMS Antelope

UK Royal Navy




1975 to 1982    



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Flight Deck: AO
Call Sign: GPAD


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History of UK F170 HMS Antelope

1970-may-11Ordered
1971-mar-23Laid down
1972-mar-16Launched
1975-jul-19Commissionedat Southampton. Although part of the Class specification, Antelope was not fitted with Exocet.
1975-jul-21Homeportarrived at HMNB Devonport
1975-dec-11AircraftShips Flight formed at RNAS Portland with 829 Squadron Wasp XT788/321.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (7th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1979-novAircraftassigned 702 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ245 as /321-AO, until c Dec 1981
1981-aug-29DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1982-janAircraftassigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ691/321, until Apr 1982
1982-apr-5Deployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, initially as part of CV Battle Group. Damaged by air attack in San Carlos Water 23 May and sank after a bomb exploded during the defusing attempt on 24 May 1982.
1982-may-24Decommissioned
1982-may-24Fate: sunkSan Carlos Water Sunk San Carlos Water, Falklands
1983-may-24Fusiliers Regimental Museum Deck name plate recovered from San Carlos Water and presented to the Regimental Headquaters of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on 1st anniversary of her sinking.

Specifications

   

    from Type 21 Amazon class
170crew
2750light (tn)
3600full load (tn)
117length (m)
12.70beam (m)
5.90draught (m)
4000range (nm)
34max speed (knots)
50000power (shp)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
1Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
1Missile Launcher Sea Cat
1Naval Gun Mark 8 4.5 inch (114mm)
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 912
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 184

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11
UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder

   

UK Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston



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