F15 HMS Euryalus

UK Royal Navy




1964 to 1989    


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Flight Deck: EU
Call Sign: GJLW


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History of UK F15 HMS Euryalus

1961Ordered
1961-nov-2Laid down
1963-jun-6Launched
1964-sep-16Commissioned
1965-aprAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS562 as /433 by Apr 1965, until c Jul 1966.
1966-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
1969-julAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV630 as /433, until it ditched 14 Sep 1971
1970-jun-16Deploymentassisted in recovering crew from RAN Wessex N7-219/829, when it ditched off Singapore
1971-sepAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT441 as /433, until Dec 1971.
1973-mayRefitIkara Commenced Ikara refit, completed Mar 1976
1976-mayAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT782 as /433 by May 1976, until c May 1977.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (7th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1978-janAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT421 as /433-EU by c Jan 1978, until c Oct 1984.
1979Deploymentreturned to HMNB Devonport on 3 Jul 1979, from deployment. Wasp HAS.1 XT421/433 embarked.
1985-junAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT791 as /433 Jun 1985, until c Mar 1988.
1986-jul-6DeploymentDeparted Plymouth Sound with HMS Arrow, supported by RFA Orangeleaf for six month Falkland Islands Guardship deployment
1986-aug-6Port VisitSHGeorgetown Stopover at Ascension Island to redistribute and top up ships stores, with HMS Arrow and RFA Orangeleaf, en route South Atlantic.
1989-may-31Decommissioned
1993Fate: 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


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Builder

   

UK Scott Lithgow (Greenock), Greenock



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