F47 HMS Danae

UK Royal Navy

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



1967 to 1991    


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Flight Deck: DN
Call Sign: GQDA


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History of UK F47 HMS Danae

1964-dec-16Laid down
1965-oct-31Launched
1966-aug-27HMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
1967-sepAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT415 as Danae Flt/464, until Sep 1969
1967-sep-7Commissioned
1968-oct-18Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for 13 month Far East and Australasian deployment, returned 2 Oct 1969.
1968-decDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1969-feb-28Port VisitNZHMNZD Devonport visit to Auckland, NZ, departed on 10 Mar
1969-aug-11DeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions until 18 Aug.
1969-sep-6AircraftAccident Wasp XT415/464 ditched after engine failure off Cape Town. Float bags deployed and airframe recovered. To Fleetlands by Oct 1969.
1969-nov-23Port VisitHugh Town Isles of Scilly 3 day visit to Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly, departed on 26 Nov.
1970-feb-12Port Visitvisited Lisbon, until 16 Feb 1970
1973-mayAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS572 as Danae Flt/477, until c Apr 1977
1974-janDeploymentdeparted 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.
1976-aprAircrafttook Arethusa Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT437 on loan until May
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (7th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1977-augRefitMM38 Exocet single launcher Conversion to Exocet began, completed 1980
1977-aug-27HMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977, in refit
1981-aug-29DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1982-augDeploymentSouth Atlantic to South Atlantic, patrolling the Falklands and escort for HMS Illustrious, on station
1985DeploymentSouth Atlantic to South Atlantic, patrolling the Falklands
1987NATO Standing Naval Forces Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT). Included visits to Azores, Bermuda, Halifax (Canada), Baltimore
1989-aug-28DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1990-julDeploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for 5 month South Atlantic deployment, returning Dec 1990 after being relieved by HMS Cumberland.
1991Decommissioned
1991-julFate: transferedto Ecuador as Moran Valverde

History of EC FM02 BAE Morán Valverde

1991-julFate: transferedto Ecuador, ex UK RN HMS Danae (F47)
2008-oct-15Decommissioned

Specifications

   

    from Exocet Leander class
230crew
4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher




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Builder

   

UK HMD Devonport, Devonport