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  • F197 HMS Grenville

    UK Royal Navy

    1943 to 1981    


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    Flight Deck:
    Call Sign: GGCT
    Shipyard: Swan Hunter (Wallsend)


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    History of UK F197 HMS Grenville

    1941-nov-1Laid downSwan Hunter (Wallsend) Yard No. 1669
    1942-oct-12Launchedfrom SW Wallsend Yard.
    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
    1967far east cruise in 1967-69. After a fire on HMS Agincourt many of the crew were transferred to Grenville. After work up she did a Mediterranean cruise then joined the second destroyer squadron Far East fleet [Cdr George Brewer]. When she returned to Portsmouth the lattice mast was removed and she painted her black 2 red anhd joined the 2nd Frigate squadron as a radar trials ship
    1983Fate: scrappedQueenborough Breakers Yard towed from Devonport to Portsmouth late 1979, then on to Isle of Sheppey for scrapping.



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



        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    UK Royal Navy Saunders R Saro P.531 01
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    UK Swan Hunter (Wallsend), Wallsend

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