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  • C20 HMS Tiger

    UK Royal Navy

    1959 to 1968 - Tiger class C20 HMS Tiger    

    1972 to 1978    


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    Flight Deck: TG
    Call Sign: MMWS
    See Also: C Tiger class C20


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    History of UK Tiger class C20 HMS Tiger

    1941-oct-1Laid downas HMS Bellerophon
    1959-nov-27damaged by fire
    1961-aug-5DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1961 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1961
    1962-marDeploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for Far East deployment
    1962-jul-24DeploymentMYPulau Tioman South China Sea Exercise FOTEX 62 participated in Exercise FOTEX 62 with Far East Fleet, RAN and RNZN
    1963AUHMAS Kuttabul Port visit to Sydney
    1964-aug-1Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1964 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1964.
    1965-augDeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1965 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1965
    1966-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1966-decDeploymentGibraltar and Mediterranean for talks between UK and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
    1967-aug-26DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1967 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
    1968RefitConverted at HMD Devonport, between 1968 and 1972 into a Helicopter Cruiser for 4x Sea King.
    1970-aug-29HMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 present (in refit) at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1971-aug-28HMD Devonport Navy Days 1971 present (in refit) at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.

    History of UK C20 HMS Tiger

    1973-jun-8DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth (826 NAS Sea Kings embarked) as Flagship for Far East deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with HMS Dido, HMS Hermione and HMS Rhyl. The group was supported by RFA Regent and RFA Tidespring, until it returned to the UK in Dec 1973.
    1973-dec-20Aircraftdisembarked 826 NAS to RNAS Culdrose on return from global deployment.
    1974-dec-12DeploymentAccident Lost Sea King HAS.1 XV667 from 820 Sq while operating in the Bay of Biscay.
    1975-feb-6Deployment Separation of Cypriot states Ordered from Gibraltar to Cyprus to support the UN Peace Keeping Force and British interests, until 14 Feb.
    1977-febDeployment4 months deployment to Gibraltar, Dakar, Caribbean ( Roosevelt Rhodes, PR) and Rio de Janeiro with 4 Sea Kings from 826 NAS onboard
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand
    1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth as flagship of 7.5 month group deployment (TG 317.6) to Australia and Far East, in company with HMS Rhyl, RFA Grey Rover, RFA Regent, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidepool. Sea Kings of 826 NAS embarked. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
    1986-sepFate: scrappedSold for scrap and towed to Spain from Portsmouth. Arrived in Spain for scrapping on 28 Sep 1986.



        from Tiger conversion class
    12100full load (tn)
    173length (m)
    19beam (m)
    7draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 903



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