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.

History of NZ Leander class F69 HMNZS Wellington

1982Commissioned
1982Fate: transferedex UK RN HMS Bacchante

History of UK F69 HMS Bacchante

1982-oct-1Decommissioned
1982-oct-1Fate: transferedto New Zealand as HMNZS Wellington

History of NZ Leander class F69 HMNZS Wellington

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 hanger 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