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  • F170 HMS Antelope

    UK Royal Navy

    1975 to 1982    


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    Flight Deck: AO
    Call Sign: GPAD
    Shipyard: Vosper Thornycroft


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    History of UK F170 HMS Antelope

    1971-mar-23Laid down
    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.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    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-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors 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-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.



        from Type 21 Amazon class
    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



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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    UK Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston

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