1965 to 1989    

F38 HMS Arethusa

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: AR
Call Sign: GKXA
Shipyard: J Samuel White


History of UK HMS Arethusa F38

1962-sep-07Laid downLaid down
1970-junAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT437/426-AR as Ships Flt until loaned to HMS Danae c Apr 1976.
1971-dec-11DeploymentDeployment Indo-Pakistan war contingency stood off East Pakistan (before Bangladesh was formed) as escort to HMS Albion (R07), to support British nationals during the conflict
1972-janDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel for sanctions enforcement, relieved by HMS Lowestoft.
1973-octRefitRefit Ikara Commenced Ikara refit at HMD Portsmouth, completed Apr 1977
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (3rd Frigate Squadron), off Gosport
1977-julAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT418/426-AR as Ships Flt until c Sep 1977.
1977-novAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT437/426-AR as Ships Flt until c May 1980.
1979-may-08DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth as escort to HMS Norfolk, Flagship of Task Group 317.8 for 7 month Indian Ocean and Far East group deployment in company with HMS Achilles and HMS Falmouth, supported by RFA Black Rover, RFA Olmeda and RFA Regent. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Arrow and HMS Dido, returned to Portsmouth 14 Dec 1979.
1981-janAircraftAircraft Detachment 022 Arethusa Flt detached to HMNLS De Ruyter until Mar 1981
1985-mayRefitRefit MM38 Exocet single launcher Ikara system (fitted by 1977) replaced by Exocet and Type 2031 towed sonar fitted by Feb 1986.
1991-jun-05Fate: sunkFate: sunk sunk as Fleet target

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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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