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  • F69 HMS Bacchante

    UK Royal Navy

    1982 to 1999 - NZ Royal New Zealand Navy - Leander class F69 HMNZS Wellington    



    1969 to 1982    



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    Flight Deck: BC
    Call Sign: GWPE


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    History of UK F69 HMS Bacchante

    1966-oct-27Laid down
    1968-feb-29Launched
    1969-febAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as Bacchante Flt/425 until c Jul 1969
    1969-oct-17Commissioned
    1972-janDeploymentBermuda area detached from exercise with US Navy and ordered towards British Honduras, as escort for HMS Ark Royal, to deter Guatemalan ambitions.
    1982-jun-20DeploymentGIGibraltar Harbour Departed Gibraltar for 3 month South Atlantic deployment with 829 NAS 052 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XS538 / 425 embarked.
    1982-oct-1Decommissioned
    1982-oct-1Fate: transferedto New Zealand as HMNZS Wellington

    History of NZ Leander class F69 HMNZS Wellington

    1982-oct-2Commissioned
    1982-oct-2Fate: transferedex UK RN HMS Bacchante
    1982-oct-11Port VisitHMNB Portsmouth Delivery departed HMNB Portsmouth 11 Oct, with Wasp HAS.1 NZ3906 on delivery.
    1982-decRefitextended refit in NZ, completed in 1986
    1986-aug-21Commissionedinto Royal New Zealand Navy after 3 year refit
    1988-sep-26Port VisitAUHMAS Kuttabul Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
    1996Refitrefit until Aug 1997, including installation of Phalanx CIWS and enlargement to hangar for Seasprite programme
    1999Decommissioned
    2005-nov-13Fate: sunkas artificial reef at Island Bay, Cook Strait

    Specifications

       

        from Broad Beam Leander class
    260crew
    13.10beam (m)




    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Vickers-Armstrong, High Walker



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