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-29DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present 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

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Builder

   

UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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