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  • 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

    1961Ordered
    1961-dec-29Laid downSwan Hunter Yard No. 1935
    1963-may-23Launched
    1964-apr-25Commissioned
    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
    1970-nov-2DeploymentMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta Exercise Lime Jug departed Valletta on 29 Oct for Lime Jug, in company with HMS Ark Royal. ENDEX on 15 Nov.
    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 ?)
    1976-aug-28Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    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
    1986Decommissioned
    1988-junFate: sunksunk as Fleet target in N Atlantic

    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 Swan Hunter, Wallsend



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