1966 to 1992    

F28 HMS Cleopatra

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: CP
Call Sign: GMLU
Shipyard: HMD Devonport


History of UK HMS Cleopatra F28

1963-jun-19Laid downLaid down
1965-decAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT437 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Jul 1966.
1967-aug-26DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1967 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
1968-febAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT440 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Feb 1968 until 17 Sep.
1968-sep-17AircraftAircraft NL off de Koog Accident 829 NAS Cleopatra Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT440/463-CL ditched and sank off Dutch coast on 17 Sep 1968
1968-octAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS534 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Dec 1968.
1968-decAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT432 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Apr 1970.
1968-decDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Patrol Beira Patrol off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), as part of her Far East Station deployment. Returned to Devonport Oct 1969.
1970-mayRefitRefit to Sep 1970
1970-sepAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV631 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Sep 1970 until May 1972
1972-may-15AircraftAircraft 290nm ENE Gan Accident while operating from ship in Indian Ocean, Wasp XV631 ditched 290nm ENE Gan. Wreck recovered, to AIU Lee on Solent by Jun 1972.
1972-may-22DeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol Relieved HMS Lowestoft on Beira Patrol duty.
1972-sepAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT434 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1973.
1973-julRefitRefit HMD Devonport MM38 Exocet single launcher first Leander class Exocet conversion, completed 1975
1975-novAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV635 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until 5 Apr 1977.
1975-nov-25TrialsTrials post re-commissioning trials, in Caribbean.
1977-apr-05AircraftAircraft Accident Wasp XV635/463 ditched and sank SW of Eddystone Rocks.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 4F), off Gosport
1977-aug-27DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1977-sep-05DeploymentDeployment Departed HMNB Devonport as part of Task Group 317.6 for 7.5 month Australia and Far East group deployment, led by HMS Tiger. Left in company with HMS Amazon, HMS Mohawk and HMS Zulu. Returned to Devonport on 20 Apr 1978.
1977-octAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT784 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1978.
1978RefitRefit Ready for Lynx until Apr 1979, prepared for Lynx operations.
1979-janAircraftAircraft 702 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ247 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP until c May 1981
1979-apr Ship granted the Freedom of Harrogate.
1981-junAircraftAircraft 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ730 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP until c Dec 1981.
1981-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1982-janRefitRefit towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Apr 1983
1991-octDeploymentDeployment STANAVFORLANT NATO deployment, completed on 17 Dec 1991 when she entered HMNB Devonport for the final time.
1992-jan-24DecommissionedDecommissioned HMD Devonport Decommissioning ceremony at HMNB Devonport on 24 Jan 1992.
1993Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped scrapped in India

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