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  • F10 HMS Aurora

    UK Royal Navy




    1964 to 1987    



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    Flight Deck: AU
    Call Sign: GJLH


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    History of UK F10 HMS Aurora

    1961Ordered
    1961-jun-1Laid down
    1962-nov-28Launched
    1964-apr-9Commissioned
    1966-sepAircraftAccident assigned Wasp HAS.1 XS540 as 829 NAS Aurora Flt/455-AU, until lost off Cape Point, S Africa after catastrophic in flight engine failure and fire on 17 Apr 1968.
    1968-aprAircrafttransferred 829 NAS Wasp XT434 in from HMS Gurkha to replace XS540. HMS Gurkha was heading back to the UK whilst HMS Aurora was preparing for a Beira Patrol and subsequent Far East deployment, until she returned to the UK in Nov 1969
    1968-mayDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1972-janDeploymentAssigned to STANAVFORLANT until Jul 1972.
    1974-decRefitIkara Commenced Ikara refit at HMD Chatham, completed Feb 1976
    1979-may-31Aircraftloaned Ships Flight Wasp to HMS Hermes for a month
    1981-junAircraftassigned 829Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as /422 Aurora Flt, (until decommissioning ?)
    1981-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
    1987-apr-30Decommissioned
    1990-octFate: scrappedPort Millom Breakers Yard at Millom

    Specifications

       

        from Ikara Leander class
    240crew
    109.70length (m)
    12.50beam (m)
    28max speed (knots)
    30000power (shp)
    1Torpedo Launchers Ikara
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK John Brown, Clydebank



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