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-apr-15Commissioned
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
1991-feb-14Decommissioned
1992Fate: scrappedINAlang Breakers Yard sold for scrap, to India

Specifications

   

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






Builder

   

UK Alexander Stephen,