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  • P258 HMS Leeds Castle

    UK Royal Navy




    1981 to 2005    



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    Call Sign: GBRE


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    History of UK P258 HMS Leeds Castle

    1979-oct-18Laid downYard No. 985
    1980-aug-20Launched
    1981-aug-27Commissioned
    1982-may-27DeploymentGrytviken Aviation Fuel Depot Operation Corporate sent to South Georgia for temporary duty as Aviation Fuel Depot for helicopters involved in cross-decking stores.
    1982-jun-6DeploymentSHGeorgetown A I Guardship Deployed for 3 week duty as Ascension Is guardship, until 29 Jun
    1982-aug-13DeploymentGIGibraltar Harbour called at Gibraltar, en route to UK from South Georgia and Ascension Is, until 15 Aug.
    2001-janDeploymentdeployed as Falkland Island Patrol Vessel until Jun 2004
    2005-aug-8DecommissionedPlanned sale to Pakistan failed.
    2010-mayRefitTowed from Portsmouth to A and P Tyneside, in preparation for sale to Bangladesh Navy as BNS Bijoy (F35).

    Specifications

       

        from Castle class patrol vessel
    45crew
    25troops
    1427full load (tn)
    75length (m)
    11.50beam (m)
    3.60draught (m)
    10000range (nm)
    18max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Hall Russell, Telford Dock



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