F122 HMS Gurkha

UK Royal Navy

1985 to 1999 - ID TNI-AL - Khristina Tiyahahu Class 332 KRI Wilhelmus Zakarias Yohanes    

1963 to 1984    


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Call Sign: GFYA


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History of UK F122 HMS Gurkha

1958-nov-3Laid down
1963-feb-13CommissionedRecommissioned in 1982 after being laid up in 1979
1964-oct-6Deploymentworking in company with HMS Mohawk off Bahrain
1965-sepAircraftallocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT434 as Gurkha Flt/444 until Apr 1968, when it transferred to HMS Aurora following loss of her Wasp.
1966-mayDeploymentStationed off Abu Dhabi to ease tension over an oil dispute
1966-julDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol c 20 day duty on Beira Patrol off Mozambique channel relieving HMS Leander.
1967-jul-24Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth on initial 9 month operation of her 3rd commission to the Persian Gulf, via Simonstown. Sirius Flt Wasp transferred aboard as /444 Gurkha Flt.
1967-augDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Patrol two duties on Beira Patrol during Aug and Sep 1967 on outward leg of deployment.
1968Refituntil 1970
1970-junAircraftallocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS567 as Gurkha Flt/444 until c Aug 1976
1971-dec-11Deployment Indo-Pakistan war contingency stood off East Pakistan (before Bangladesh was formed) as escort to HMS Albion (R07), to support British nationals during the conflict
1972-mayDeploymentas West Indies Guardship, until Dec 1972
1976-may-6DeploymentCollision collided with Icelandic cutter Odinn during Third Cod War.
1976-decAircraftallocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT428 as Gurkha Flt/444 until c Apr 1978
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1st Frigate Squadron), off Peel Bank
1979-marDeploymentWest Indies deployment Rosyth in Scotland to Lisbon, Azores, Bermuda, Norfolk VA, St Vincent rescue Volcanic eruption, Belize UK Guardship, New Orleans, Halifax Nova Scotia then UK.
1979-mayAircraftassigned 829 sq Wasp XT781/444 until Mar 1980
1982-mayRefitHMD Rosyth withdrawn from the Standby Squadron and into refit at HMD Rosyth, recommissioned on 24 Jul 1982.
1982-julAircraftallocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT430 as Gurkha Flt/444 until c Oct 1983
1984-feb-2DeploymentGIGibraltar Harbour last British warship to undertake Gibraltar Guardship deployment, departed 2 Feb 1984
1984-mar-30Decommissionedpaid off at HMNB Portsmouth
1985Fate: transferedto Indonesia as Wilhelmus Zakarias Yohannes (332)
1985Refitat Vosper Thornycroft before transfer to Indonesian Navy

History of ID Khristina Tiyahahu Class 332 KRI Wilhelmus Zakarias Yohanes




    from Type 81 Tribal class
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



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UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11

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UK Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston

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