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  • F40 HMS Sirius

    UK Royal Navy

    1966 to 1993    


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


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    History of UK F40 HMS Sirius

    1963-aug-9Laid down
    1966-mayAircraftallocated 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT437 as Sirius Flt/450 until c Nov 1969
    1966-nov-28Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 12 month Far East deployment, returned 23 Nov 1967.
    1967-janDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1970-apr-21Deploymentto Trinidad and the Cayman Islands, following local riots
    1971-aug-28Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1971 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
    1975-marRefitMM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion, completed 1977
    1977-jul-4Aircraftbriefly assigned Lynx HAS.2 XZ232/450 until mid Jul, although never actually joined ship.
    1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1985-aprRefittowed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Nov 1985
    1988-aug-23DeploymentTriton Island engaged by Chinese shore battery off Triton Island, in the Paracels group.
    1988-sep-26Port VisitAUHMAS Kuttabul Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
    1989-jul-28DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
    1990RefitRefit until Jan 1991
    1998-sep-30Fate: sunksunk as Fleet target by a submarine launched torpedo



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



    UK HMD Portsmouth, Portsmouth

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