1966 to 1993    

F56 HMS Argonaut

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: AT
Call Sign: GNZH
Shipyard: Hawthorn Leslie


History of UK HMS Argonaut F56

1964-nov-27Laid downLaid down
1970-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
1970-nov-02DeploymentDeployment MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta Exercise Lime Jug Exercise Lime Jug departed Valletta on 29 Oct for Lime Jug, in company with HMS Ark Royal. ENDEX on 15 Nov.
1971DeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1974-janDeploymentDeployment departed UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Apollo. HMS Ariadne, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
1976-febRefitRefit MM38 Exocet single launcher Exocet conversion at HMD Devonport and fitted for Lynx operations, completed Jan 1980. Recommissioned 22 Mar 1980.
1976-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
1977-aug-27DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1979-junAircraftAircraft 702 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ256 / 466-AT until c Jan 1982.
1982-apr-19DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic and was joined by her Lynx HAS.2 XZ233, just as she cleared Plymouth Breakwater. Left theatre on 5 Jun 1982.
1982-jun-05AircraftAircraft swapped Sea Skua fitted Ships Flt Lynx with HMS Cardiff, and returned to the UK with XZ254. Arrived in UK, towards end Jun 1982.
1982-augRefitRefit towed array sonar Type 2031 new sonar array fitted by Nov 1983
1988-janAircraftAircraft 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD251 assigned as /466-AT short term, until c Mar 1988
1992-novPort VisitPort Visit present in Egypt, for the 50th anniversary of the second Battle of El Alamein.
1995Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped scrapped in Spain

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