1963 to 1991    

F127 HMS Penelope

UK Royal Navy

1991 to 2008 - EC Ecuadorian Navy - FM01 BAE Presidente Eloy Alfaro    

Flight Deck: PN
Call Sign: GHWM
Shipyard: Vickers-Armstrong


History of UK HMS Penelope F127

1959OrderedOrdered as Type 61 Cathedral Class HMS Coventry
1961-mar-14Laid downLaid down Yard No 165
1963-oct-31CommissionedCommissioned with deck letters PE
1964-jan-16AircraftAircraft assigned 700W Sq Wasp XS534/184-PE and transferred as XS534/454-PE when 829 Sq formed in Mar 1964, until Oct 1966
1964-aug-01DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1964 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1964
1965-augDeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1965 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1965
1966-novRefitRefit Sea Wolf refit for Seawolf trials
1967-jun-23TrialsTrials became Seawolf trials ship
1971-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1971 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
1978-janRefitRefit MM38 Exocet single launcher Conversion to Exocet and Lynx operations began, completed Jan 1981, deck letters PN
1982-janAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ730 / 454-PN, until 3 Apr 1982, when it was transferred to HMS Minerva
1982-apr-24AircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ691 / (454) until c Jul 1982
1982-may-10DeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic as part of Bristol Group, leaving theatre on 23 Aug 1982.
1985-julDeploymentDeployment Deployed to South Atlantic patrol with HMS Amazon. Visits to South Georgia and Falkland Islands ports. Nov 85: Relieved by HM ships Danae and Avenger. Visits to St Vincent and Antigua on return leg back to UK, arriving at Devonport just prior to Christmas 1985.
1986-jan into reserve, until Sep 1986
1988DeploymentDeployment Accident during Ex Teamwork 88, collided with HMCS Provider sustaining damage on port side
1991-aprFate: transferedFate: transfered to Ecuador as Presidente Eloy Alfaro

History of EC BAE Presidente Eloy Alfaro FM01

1991-may-25Fate: transferedFate: transfered ex UK RN HMS Penelope (F127)

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