F18 HMS Galatea

UK Royal Navy

1964 to 1986    


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Flight Deck: GA
Call Sign: GJLU


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History of UK F18 HMS Galatea

1961-dec-29Laid downSwan Hunter Yard No. 1935
1964-junAircraftassigned 700W Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS545 as /182-GA by Jun 1964. Became 829 Sq /452-GA by May 1965 until c Jul 1966
1966-octAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS566 as /452-GA by Oct 1966 until c Dec 1968
1969-marAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS545 as /452-GA by Mar 1969 until c Nov 1970
1971-febAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT779 as /452 by Feb 1971 until c Aug 1971
1971-octRefitIkara Commenced Ikara refit, completed Sep 1974
1974-augAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT419 as /452-GA by Aug 1974 until c Dec 1974
1974-decAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as /461, (until c Apr 1977 ?)
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 1F), off Mother Bank
1979-augAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT436 as /461 by Aug 1979 until c Mar 1980
1982-mayAircraftWasp HAS.1 XS562 short assignment as 829 Sq / 360-GA to mid May 1982
1982-junAircraft829Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS529 assigned as /360-GA by Jun 1982, code change to /461-GA by Oct 1982 still Jan 1985
1988-junFate: sunksunk as Fleet target in N Atlantic



    from Ikara Leander class
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



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UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11

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