1967 to 1991    

F47 HMS Danae

UK Royal Navy

1991 to 2008 - EC Ecuadorian Navy - FM02 BAE Morán Valverde    

Flight Deck: DN
Call Sign: GQDA
Shipyard: HMD Devonport


History of UK HMS Danae F47

1964-dec-16Laid downLaid down
1966-aug-27 HMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
1967-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT415 as Danae Flt/464, until Sep 1969
1967-oct-10TrialsTrials Portland Harbour trials and work-up around Portland
1968-oct-18DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport for 13 month Far East and Australasian deployment, returned 2 Oct 1969.
1968-decDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1969-feb-28Port VisitPort Visit NZ HMNZD Devonport visit to Auckland, NZ, departed on 10 Mar
1969-aug-11DeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions until 18 Aug.
1969-sep-06AircraftAircraft Accident Wasp XT415/464 ditched after engine failure off Cape Town. Float bags deployed and airframe recovered. To Fleetlands by Oct 1969.
1969-nov-23Port VisitPort Visit Hugh Town Isles of Scilly 3 day visit to Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly, departed on 26 Nov.
1970-feb-12Port VisitPort Visit visited Lisbon, until 16 Feb 1970
1970-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
1972DeploymentDeployment Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea deployment.
1973-mayAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS572 as Danae Flt/477, until c Apr 1977
1974-janDeploymentDeployment departed UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Apollo, HMS Argonaut, HMS Ariadne and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
1975-novDeploymentDeployment Ex Ocean Safari participated in large NATO exercise in NE Atlantic and Norwegian Sea.
1976-aprAircraftAircraft took Arethusa Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT437 on loan until May
1977-janDeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport with 7th Frigate Squadron for South Atlantic deployment. Returned 23 May.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (7th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1977-aug-01RefitRefit HMD Devonport MM38 Exocet single launcher Conversion to Exocet began, completed 1980
1977-aug-27 HMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977, in refit
1981-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1982-augDeploymentDeployment South Atlantic to South Atlantic, patrolling the Falklands and escort for HMS Illustrious, on station
1985DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic to South Atlantic, patrolling the Falklands
1987 NATO Standing Naval Forces Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT). Included visits to Azores, Bermuda, Halifax (Canada), Baltimore
1989-aug-28DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1990-julDeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport for 5 month South Atlantic deployment, returning Dec 1990 after being relieved by HMS Cumberland.
1991-julFate: transferedFate: transfered to Ecuador as Moran Valverde

History of EC BAE Morán Valverde FM02

1991-julFate: transferedFate: transfered to Ecuador, ex UK RN HMS Danae (F47)

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