1966 to 1993    

F40 HMS Sirius

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: SS
Call Sign: GBIZ
Shipyard: HMD Portsmouth


History of UK HMS Sirius F40

1963-aug-09Laid downLaid down
1966-mayAircraftAircraft allocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT437 as Sirius Flt/450 until c Nov 1969
1966-nov-28DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for 12 month Far East deployment, returned 23 Nov 1967.
1967-janDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1969-jul-26DeploymentDeployment Torbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1970-apr-21DeploymentDeployment to Trinidad and the Cayman Islands, following local riots
1971-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1971 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
1975-marRefitRefit MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1977
1977-jul-04AircraftAircraft briefly assigned Lynx HAS.2 XZ232/450 until mid Jul, although never actually joined ship.
1977-aug-27DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1985-aprRefitRefit towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Nov 1985
1988-aug-23DeploymentDeployment Triton Island engaged by Chinese shore battery off Triton Island, in the Paracels group.
1988-sep-26Port VisitPort Visit AU HMAS Kuttabul Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1989-jul-28DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1990RefitRefit Refit until Jan 1991
1998-sep-30Fate: sunkFate: sunk sunk as Fleet target by a submarine launched torpedo

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