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  • F117 HMS Ashanti

    UK Royal Navy




    1961 to 1977    



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    Flight Deck: AS
    Call Sign: GDCE


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    History of UK F117 HMS Ashanti

    1956-febOrdered
    1958-jan-15Laid downYard No 2121
    1959-mar-9Launched
    1961-nov-23Commissioned
    1962-mar-4AircraftAccident P.531 XN334 ditched while operating trials off Portland.
    1962-oct-4Trialsengines failed during sea trials in the Caribbean
    1964-marAircraftassigned Wasp HAS.1 XS540 as Ashanti Flt/177-AS, until c Aug 1965.
    1965-octAircraft829 NAS Ashanti Flight reformed at RNAS Culdrose during Oct 1965, moved to RNAS Portland during Nov and received its Wasp in mid Dec 1965.
    1966-jul-25DeploymentDeparted UK for Persian Gulf deployment. The Wasp had joined ship at Devonport on 19 Jul.
    1966-dec-31DeploymentAlongside in Aden for COSAG repair. Some crew seconded to Army for road blocks and up country retreat tactics.
    1967-junDeploymentassigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War. Relieved on station by HMS Eskimo.
    1969-decAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT794 as Ashanti Flt/427-AS, until Sep 1975.
    1973-augDeploymentsailed for caribbean
    1974-aug-4Sailed for UK
    1975-octAircraft829 Sq Wasp XT781/427 joined ship in Malta, until Feb 1976
    1977Fate: transferedto reserve
    1978-aprAircraftAssigned Wasp HAS.1 XS562 / 427 by Apr 1978 as Ships Flt until c May 1979.
    1979-junAircraftAssigned Wasp HAS.1 XS572 / 427 by Jun 1979 as Ships Flt until c Mar 1980
    1981reclassified as harbour training ship, until c 1987
    1988-sep-7Fate: sunkExpended as fleet target

    Specifications

       

        from Type 81 Tribal class
    250crew
    2300light (tn)
    2700full load (tn)
    110length (m)
    13beam (m)
    5.30draught (m)
    28max speed (knots)
    1Naval Engine propulsion system: COSAG
    2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    2Naval Gun Mark 5 4.5 inch (114mm)
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar Mk 10 Limbo
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


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    Builder

       

    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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