1977 to 1982    

F184 HMS Ardent

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: AD
Call Sign: GDFV
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Ardent F184

1974-feb-26Laid downLaid down
1977-augAircraftAircraft assigned 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.
1978-novAircraftAircraft assigned 702 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ244 as /340-AD, until Apr 1982
1980-decDeploymentDeployment 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 VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1982-aprAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ251 as /340-AD and embarked at HMND Devonport on 19 Apr.
1982-apr-19DeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic as part of Canberra Group.
1982-may-21Fate: sunkFate: sunk San Carlos Water San Carlos Water, with tragic loss of life and Lynx HAS.2 XZ251/340-AD aboard

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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

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