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  • F39 HMS Naiad

    UK Royal Navy




    1965 to 1987    


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    Flight Deck: NA
    Call Sign: GKYU


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    History of UK F39 HMS Naiad

    1962Ordered
    1962-oct-30Laid down
    1963-nov-4Launched
    1965-febAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT417 as Naiad Flt/470-NA until Sep 1965
    1965-mar-15Commissioned
    1965-sepAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT414 as Naiad Flt /470-NA until Jan 1967.
    1967-jan-2AircraftAccident Ditched and sank in the Irish Sea 2 Jan 1967, due to fault in the fuel control quadrant.
    1967-aprAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT416 as Naiad Flt/470 until c Mar 1970
    1970-mayAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS566 as Naiad Flt/470 until c Mar 1972
    1970-augDeploymentdeparted UK for Far East deployment, returned Aug 1971
    1970-octDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1973-janRefitIkara Commenced Ikara refit at HMD Devonport, completed Jul 1975
    1975-augAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS562 as Naiad Flt/324 until c Aug 1977
    1976-apr-26AircraftShips Flight Wasp XS562 / 324 conducted close manoeuvres around Icelandic patrol vessel Aegir while it was attempting cut trawling nets during 3rd Cod War.
    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 (6th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
    1979-octAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT782 as Naiad Flt/324 until c Apr 1987
    1980-augDeploymentdeparted UK for a 7 month Far East deployment, returned Dec 1980.
    1981-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
    1981-sep-11Port VisitNLAmsterdam dockyard Weekend visit to Amsterdam
    1981-octAircraftGIRAF Gibraltar Final week of Oct until 2nd week of Dec 1981 with Ships Flt Wasp (c/s Scrumpy) disembarked at RAF Gibraltar
    1982-janRefitHMD Rosyth Mid Jan 1982 saw 10 weeks of repairs to Naiad port engine at Rosyth until 3 Apr. Ships Flt Wasp disembarked at Portland.
    1982-junPort Visitweekend visit to Le Havre towards end of Jun, in company with Whitby class (Type 12) frigate HMS Torquay (F43).
    1982-sep-1DeploymentNAVOCFORMED to Naples for 5 day NAVOCFORMED preparations, including USS Estocin, Alpino and HS Themistocles
    1983Refittowed array sonar Type 2031 fitted with new sonar array, by 1984
    1987-mayDecommissioned
    1990-sep-28Fate: sunkused as weapons effect trials ship

    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 Yarrow, Scotstoun



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