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  • F184 HMS Ardent

    UK Royal Navy




    1977 to 1982    


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    Flight Deck: AD
    Call Sign: GDFV


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    History of UK F184 HMS Ardent

    1974-feb-26Laid down
    1975-may-9Launched
    1977-augAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV632 as /340-AD to work up ready for ship commissioning. Until c Nov 1978, with period of temporary loan to HMS Phoebe.
    1977-oct-13Commissioned
    1978-novAircraftassigned 702 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ244 as /340-AD, until Apr 1982
    1980-decDeployment Armilla Patrol deployed to Middle East for Armilla Patrol, with HMS Apollo, supported by RFA Tidepool and RFA Fort Austin. Relieved on station by HMS Newcastle.
    1981-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
    1982-aprAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ251 as /340-AD and embarked at HMND Devonport on 19 Apr.
    1982-apr-19Deployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic as part of Canberra Group.
    1982-may-21Decommissioned
    1982-may-21Fate: sunkSan Carlos Water San Carlos Water, with tragic loss of life and Lynx HAS.2 XZ251/340-AD aboard

    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 Yarrow, Scotstoun



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