K253 HMS Helmsdale

UK Royal Navy




1943 to 1957    


K253 HMS Helmsdale

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Flight Deck:
Call Sign: GGMR


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History of UK K253 HMS Helmsdale

1942-jan-1Ordered
1942-aug-13Laid downYard No 1185
1943-jun-5Launched
1943-oct-15Commissioned
1946-sep-4Trialsfirst landing of Sikorsky R-4 on main deck of an RN frigate, near Portland, by Lt Alan Bristow in KK969 of 771 NAS
1957-nov-14Fate: scrappedarrived Faslane 7 Nov

Specifications

   

    from River (RN Group II) class
1370light (tn)
91.70length (m)
11.20beam (m)
3.60draught (m)




Builder

   

UK A J Inglis, Pointhouse