F40 HMS Sirius

UK Royal Navy

1966 to 1993    


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Flight Deck: SS
Call Sign: GBIZ


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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
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