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  • 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

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    1961Ordered
    1961-nov-2Laid downYard No 691
    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
    1969-jul-11Deploymentrecommissioned and embarked on Far East and Australian deployment, returning via Cape Town to Devonport in Sep 1970.
    1970-jun-16Deploymentassisted in recovering crew from RAN Wessex N7-219/829, when it ditched off Singapore
    1971-aug-28Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1971 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
    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.
    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 (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


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Scott Lithgow (Greenock), Greenock



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