F185 HMS Avenger

UK Royal Navy

1994 to present - PK Pakistan Navy - D-185 PNS Tippu Sultan    

1978 to 1994    


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Flight Deck: AG
Call Sign: GCCH
See Also: L LST(3) class LST3011


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History of UK F185 HMS Avenger

1974-oct-30Laid down
1981-nov-23Deploymentsailed from HMNB Devonport for West Indies Guardship duty, with Lynx HAS.2 XZ250/341-AG Purdy embarked.
1982-aprAircraftassigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ249 as /307 Apr 1982, then /341 by mid May 1982.
1982-may-10Deployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, leaving theatre on 23 Aug 1982.
1983-may-4DeploymentOMGulf of Oman Lynx XZ249/341-AG ditched in Gulf of Oman
1985Aircraftassigned Lynx XZ697
1989-jul-28DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989

History of PK D-185 PNS Tippu Sultan

1994Commissionedex UK RN HMS Avenger

History of UK F185 HMS Avenger

1994-sep-23Fate: transferedto Pakistan as PNS Tippu Sultan (185)

History of PK D-185 PNS Tippu Sultan

2005-jun-24Deployment Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Browndown anchorage
2005-jul-1Port VisitPresent at International Festival of the Sea in Portsmouth with Alouette 3 36 aboard



    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



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