F42 HMS Phoebe

UK Royal Navy

1966 to 1990    


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Flight Deck: PB
Call Sign: GAZZ


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History of UK F42 HMS Phoebe

1963-jun-3Laid down
1964-jul-8LaunchedYard No. 681
1966-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
1967-may-22Port Visitvisit to Aberdeen with Wasp HAS.1 XT416 on loan. Replaced by loan from HMS Tartar, XS570, on 26 May during the visit.
1967-novDeploymentpart of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
1968-nov-4Aircraftassigned Wasp HAS.1 XV625/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Dec 1970
1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1970-apr-17DeploymentUSApollo 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-5Aircraftassigned Wasp HAS.1 XV625/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Aug 1974
1971-novDeploymentassisted in humanitarian operations in St Vincent, following eruption of Mount Soufriere, supported by HMS Berwick and departed by 8 Dec.
1971-decDeploymentBMBermuda Dockyard to Bermuda, escorting HMS Glamorgan in support of UK-US heads of government summit
1974-augRefitMM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion at HMD Devonport, completed by Apr 1977
1977-feb-28Aircraftassigned Wasp HAS.1 XS542/471-PB as Ships Flt, until Oct 1977
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1st Frigate Squadron), off Mother Bank
1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1977-novAircraftused Wasp HAS.1 XV632/440-BK, on loan from HMS Berwick, until Jan 1978
1977-nov-25DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Journeyman departed HMNB Devonport and stood back from the Falklands in support of HMS Dreadnought, close in.
1978-feb-8Aircraft1st operational deployment of the Lynx HAS.2 with 700L Sq XZ233/471-PB arriving aboard.
1981-febRefittowed array sonar Type 2031 upgrade to towed array sonar, completed 1982
1982-junAircraftassigned 815 Sq 242 Flt Lynx HAS.2 XZ724/471-PB until c Sep 1985
1982-sepDeploymentdeparted UK for South Atlantic deployment
1986-octAircraftassigned 829 Sq 242 Flt Lynx HAS.3 XZ729/471-PB until c Nov 1990
1988-julDeploymentPiper 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-28DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1992Fate: scrappedINAlang Breakers Yard sold for scrap, to India



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



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