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  • F197 HMS Grenville

    UK Royal Navy




    1943 to 1981    


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    Flight Deck:
    Call Sign: GGCT


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    History of UK F197 HMS Grenville

    1941-nov-1Laid downSwan Hunter Yard No. 1669
    1942-oct-12Launched
    1943-may-27Commissionedas Rapid class HMS Grenville (R97)
    1953Refituntil 1954, conversion at HMD Chatham from a Rapid class frigate (R97) to Type 15 standard
    1957-febTrialsfitted with flight deck aft for later use in English Channel with Fairey Ultra Light G-AOUJ
    1958-oct-23minor damage during collision in Portland Harbour
    1974-aprDecommissioned
    1983Fate: scrappedQueenborough Breakers Yard towed from Devonport to Portsmouth late 1979, then on to Isle of Sheppey for scrapping.

    Specifications

       

        from Type 15 class
    195crew
    2850full load (tn)
    110.50length (m)
    10.90beam (m)
    4.40draught (m)
    36max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Naval Gun single 40 mm

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
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    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Swan Hunter, Wallsend



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