1964 to 1986    

F18 HMS Galatea

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: GA
Call Sign: GJLU
Shipyard: Swan Hunter (Wallsend)


History of UK HMS Galatea F18

1961-dec-29Laid downLaid down Swan Hunter (Wallsend) Yard No. 1935
1964-junAircraftAircraft assigned 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-octAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS566 as /452-GA by Oct 1966 until c Dec 1968
1969-marAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS545 as /452-GA by Mar 1969 until c Nov 1970
1970-nov-02DeploymentDeployment MT Grand 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-febAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT779 as /452 by Feb 1971 until c Aug 1971
1971-octRefitRefit HMD Devonport Ikara Commenced Ikara refit, completed Sep 1974
1974-augAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT419 as /452-GA by Aug 1974 until c Dec 1974
1974-decAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as /461, (until c Apr 1977 ?)
1976-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 1F), off Mother Bank
1979-augAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT436 as /461 by Aug 1979 until c Mar 1980
1981-aprRefitRefit GI Gibraltar Harbour 6 month refit at Gibraltar.
1982-mayAircraftAircraft Wasp HAS.1 XS562 short assignment as 829 Sq / 360-GA to mid May 1982
1982-junAircraftAircraft 829Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS529 assigned as /360-GA by Jun 1982, code change to /461-GA by Oct 1982 still Jan 1985
1988-junFate: sunkFate: sunk sunk as Fleet target in N Atlantic

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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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