F28 HMS Cleopatra

UK Royal Navy




1966 to 1992    


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Flight Deck: CP
Call Sign: GMLU


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History of UK F28 HMS Cleopatra

1962Ordered
1963-jun-19Laid down
1964-mar-25Launched
1965-decAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT437 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Jul 1966.
1966-jan-4Commissioned
1967-aug-26DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1967 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
1968-febAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT440 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Feb 1968 until 17 Sep.
1968-sep-17AircraftNLoff de Koog Accident 829 NAS Cleopatra Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT440/463-CL ditched and sank off Dutch coast on 17 Sep 1968
1968-octAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS534 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Dec 1968.
1968-decAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT432 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL until c Apr 1970.
1968-decDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Patrol Beira Patrol off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
1970-mayRefitto Sep 1970
1970-sepAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV631 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Sep 1970 until May 1972
1972-may-15Aircraft290nm 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-22DeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol Relieved HMS Lowestoft on Beira Patrol duty.
1972-sepAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT434 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1973.
1973-julRefitMM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1975
1975-novAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV635 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until 5 Apr 1977.
1977-apr-5AircraftAccident Wasp XV635/463 ditched and sank SW of Eddystone Rocks.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 4F), off Gosport
1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted 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-octAircraft829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT784 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463 until c Sep 1978.
1978RefitReady for Lynx until Apr 1979, prepared for Lynx operations.
1979-janAircraft702 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ247 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP until c May 1981
1979-aprShip granted the Freedom of Harrogate.
1981-junAircraft815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ730 assigned as Cleopatra Flt/463-CP until c Dec 1981.
1981-aug-29DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1982-janRefittowed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Apr 1983
1991-octDeploymentSTANAVFORLANT NATO deployment, completed on 17 Dec 1991 when she entered HMNB Devonport for the final time.
1992-jan-24DecommissionedHMD Devonport Decommissioning ceremony at HMNB Devonport on 24 Jan 1992.
1993Fate: scrappedscrapped in India

Specifications

   

    from Towed Array Exocet Leander class
4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031






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