1965 to 1987    

F39 HMS Naiad

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: NA
Call Sign: GKYU
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Naiad F39

1962-oct-30Laid downLaid down
1965-febAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT417 as Naiad Flt/470-NA until Sep 1965
1965-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT414 as Naiad Flt /470-NA until Jan 1967.
1967-jan-02AircraftAircraft Accident Ditched and sank in the Irish Sea 2 Jan 1967, due to fault in the fuel control quadrant.
1967-aprAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT416 as Naiad Flt/470 until c Mar 1970
1970-mayAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS566 as Naiad Flt/470 until c Mar 1972
1970-augDeploymentDeployment departed UK for Far East deployment, returned Aug 1971
1970-octDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-dec-24 Arrived in Singapore from Biera Patrol
1973-janRefitRefit Ikara Commenced Ikara refit at HMD Devonport, completed Jul 1975
1975-augAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS562 as Naiad Flt/324 until c Aug 1977
1976-apr-26AircraftAircraft Ships 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 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 (6th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1979-octAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT782 as Naiad Flt/324 until c Apr 1987
1980-mar Rio
1980-augDeploymentDeployment departed UK for a 7 month Far East deployment, returned Dec 1980.
1981-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1981-sep-11Port VisitPort Visit NL Amsterdam dockyard Weekend visit to Amsterdam
1981-octAircraftAircraft GI RAF Gibraltar Final week of Oct until 2nd week of Dec 1981 with Ships Flt Wasp (c/s Scrumpy) disembarked at RAF Gibraltar
1982-janRefitRefit HMD 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 VisitPort Visit weekend visit to Le Havre towards end of Jun, in company with Whitby class (Type 12) frigate HMS Torquay (F43).
1982-sep-01DeploymentDeployment NAVOCFORMED to Naples for 5 day NAVOCFORMED preparations, including USS Estocin, Alpino and HS Themistocles
1983RefitRefit towed array sonar Type 2031 fitted with new sonar array, by 1984
1990-sep-28Fate: sunkFate: sunk used as weapons effect trials ship

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