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  • F125 HMS Mohawk

    UK Royal Navy

    1963 to 1979    


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    Flight Deck: MO
    Call Sign: GHQX
    Shipyard: BAE Systems (Vickers)


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    History of UK F125 HMS Mohawk

    1960-dec-23Laid downThe final Type 81 Tribal class ship to be laid down.
    1962-apr-5LaunchedBAE Systems (Vickers) Barrow-in-Furness Yard No. 1063
    1963-nov-29Commissionedaka The Mighty Mo
    1963-dec-6HomeportHMNB Portsmouth
    1963-dec-17Trialsfirst trials with Wasp HAS.1, off Portland
    1964-jan-14AircraftMohawk Flight formed at RNAS Culdrose; this would be the 3rd Wasp Flight to deploy afloat and the 1st Tribal class warship to get a Ships Flight.
    1964-febAircraftWasp XS532 assigned as /474-MO, until Mar 1964
    1964-marAircraftFirst Tribal class warship to embark a Wasp, off Portland.
    1964-marAircraftWasp XS538 assigned as /474-MO
    1964-jun-1Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for an Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean deployment, returning on 1 May 1965.
    1964-aug-17Port VisitKEPort Mombasa Kilandine Harbour visited Mombasa, departed 3 Sep
    1964-sepAircraftYEAden Harbour Wasp trials temporarily exchanged Wasp XS538 for an unidentified Wasp, equipped for tropical trials for a few days in early Sep, while at Aden. XS538 returned prior to departure.
    1964-oct-6Deploymentworking in company with HMS Gurkha off Bahrain
    1965-may-14Refitarrived HMD Rosyth for a refit
    1966Deploymentrelieved HMS Carysfort, off Seychelles.
    1967Deploymentnear miss with frigate FNS Henri off Anguilla in the Caribbean, while operating with HMS Lynx.
    1967-julDeploymentrelieved in Bahamas by HMS Leander, as West Indies Guardship
    1967-oct-6Port VisitKYGeorge Town HSB Visited Grand Cayman for 4 days during Hurricane support support mission
    1967-oct-10DeploymentStood off Little Cayman while a landing party conducted a Customs and Fisheries Protection assessment mission.
    1967-oct-10DeploymentSailed alongside the north shore of Cayman Brac during late afternoon, as part of her farewell for this visit.
    1970Refitin HMD Portsmouth, until 1972.
    1972-febAircraftassigned 829Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as Mohawk Flt/474-MO until damaged during forced landing 20 Mar 1972.
    1972-marAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS568 assigned as /474-MO
    1973-jun-5AircraftMVGan Anchorage Ships Flt Wasp HAS.1 XS568/474-MO ditched in Indian Ocean, airframe recovered and shipped to Gan, when wreckage was flown back to UK.
    1973-julAircraftZADurban Harbour 829 Sq Mohawk Flt Wasp HAS.1 XV638/474-MO joined ship in South Africa.
    1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted HMNB Devonport as part of Task Group 317.6 for 7.5 month Australia and Far East group deployment, led by HMS Tiger. Left in company with HMS Amazon, HMS Cleopatra and HMS Zulu. Returned to Devonport on 20 Apr 1978.
    1982-novFate: scrappedCairnryan Breakers Yard sold for scrap to Queenborough, left HMD Chatham Nov 1982 and broken up at Cairnryan from 3 Dec.



        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



        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    UK BAE Systems (Vickers),

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