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.
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-29DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present 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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