1966 to 1990    

F42 HMS Phoebe

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: PB
Call Sign: GAZZ
Shipyard: Alexander Stephen


History of UK HMS Phoebe F42

1963-jun-03Laid downLaid down
1964-jul-08LaunchedLaunched Yard No. 681
1966-aug-27DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
1967-may-22Port VisitPort Visit visit to Aberdeen with Wasp HAS.1 XT416 on loan. Replaced by loan from HMS Tartar, XS570, on 26 May during the visit.
1967-novDeploymentDeployment part of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
1968-nov-04AircraftAircraft assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV625/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Dec 1970
1969-apr Nato Fleet Review - Spithead
1969-jul-26DeploymentDeployment Torbay Londonderry Squadron Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1970-apr-17DeploymentDeployment Apollo 13 splashdown secondary Apollo 13 recovery Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters off Mauritius as standby for secondary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1971-apr-05AircraftAircraft assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV625/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Aug 1974
1971-novDeploymentDeployment assisted in humanitarian operations in St Vincent, following eruption of Mount Soufriere, supported by HMS Berwick and departed by 8 Dec.
1971-decDeploymentDeployment BM Bermuda Dockyard to Bermuda, escorting HMS Glamorgan in support of UK-US heads of government summit.
1974-augRefitRefit MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion at HMD Devonport, completed by Apr 1977
1976-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
1977-feb-28AircraftAircraft assigned Wasp HAS.1 XS542/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Oct 1977
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1st Frigate Squadron), off Mother Bank
1977-aug-27DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1977-novAircraftAircraft used Wasp HAS.1 XV632/440-BK, on loan from HMS Berwick, until Jan 1978
1977-nov-25DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Operation Journeyman departed HMNB Devonport and stood back from the Falklands in support of HMS Dreadnought, close in.
1978-feb-08AircraftAircraft 1st operational deployment of the Lynx HAS.2 with 700L Sq XZ233/471-PB arriving aboard.
1981-febRefitRefit towed array sonar Type 2031 upgrade to towed array sonar, completed 1982
1982-junAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq 242 Flt Lynx HAS.2 XZ724/471-PB until c Sep 1985
1982-sepDeploymentDeployment departed UK for South Atlantic deployment
1986-octAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq 242 Flt Lynx HAS.3 XZ729/471-PB until c Nov 1990
1988-julDeploymentDeployment Piper A platform Piper Field detached from NATO duty to assist in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster in the North Sea on 6 July.
1989-jul-28DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1992Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped IN Alang Breakers Yard sold for scrap, to India

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