C99 HMS Blake

UK Royal Navy

1961 to 1968 - Tiger class C99 HMS Blake    



1969 to 1979    


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Flight Deck: BL
Call Sign: GLZM
See Also: C Tiger class C99


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History of UK Tiger class C99 HMS Blake

1942-aug-17Laid downas HMS Tiger
1945-dec-20Launched
1961-mar-18Commissioned
1962-augPort Visitvisited Port-of-Spain in company with HMS Whirlwind for Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day celebrations
1965RefitConverted at HMD Portsmouth, between 1965 and 1969 into a Helicopter Cruiser for 4x Wessex / Sea King.

History of UK C99 HMS Blake

1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1971-jul-2AircraftHMNB Portsmouth 820 NAS Alongside in Portsmouth with 820 NAS Wessex HAS.3 XP104 / 410-BL and XM837 / 411-BL embarked.
1971-aug-28AircraftHMNB Portsmouth 820 NAS Alongside in Portsmouth with 820 NAS Wessex HAS.3 XP104 / 410-BL, XM833 / 412-BL and XM844 / 413-BL embarked.
1972-jun-15AircraftHMNB Portsmouth 820 NAS Alongside in Portsmouth with 820 NAS Wessex HAS.3 XM871 / 410-BL, XM327 / 411-BL, XM833 / 412-BL and XM844 / 413-BL embarked.
1974-sepAircraftembarked 820 NAS for global deployment in Task Group 317.2
1974-sep-17Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth as Flagship of Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Achilles, HMS Diomede, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Lowestoft, RFA Green Rover, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
1974-oct-14Port VisitVisited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Mother Bank
1978-may-31Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth as Flagship of Task Group 317.7 for 6.5 month Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific group deployment escorted by HMS Juno, supported by RFA Green Rover, RFA Stromness and RFA Tidespring. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Ambuscade, HMS Hermione and HMS Leander, returned to UK 12 Dec 1978.
1979Decommissioned
1982-octFate: scrappedCairnryan Breakers Yard sold for scrap Oct 1982 and arrived at Cairnryan in Nov 1982

Specifications

   

    from Tiger conversion class
880crew
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

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 44
UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 44

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