F12 HMS Achilles

UK Royal Navy

1991 to 2006 - CL Chilean Navy - Condell class PFG-08 Ministro Zenteno    

1970 to 1990    


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Call Sign: GYQG


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History of UK F12 HMS Achilles

1967-dec-1Laid down
1974-sep-17Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport to join Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Blake, HMS Diomede, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Lowestoft, RFA Green Rover, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
1974-oct-14Port VisitVisited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
1975-mar-29Deployment Operation Stella Ordered to coast off South Vietnam from a Far East group deployment, to assist in evacuation of British and Commonwealth citizens. Accompanied by HMS Lowestoft and RFA Green Rover.
1975-nov-12DeploymentFRLa Manche (OA) Accident collision in English Channel with 220,000 ton, Panamanian registered tanker mv Olympic Alliance in heavy fog.
1975-decRefitnew bow section at HMD Devonport after mid-Channel collision
1977-jul-5Deploymentsent to British Honduras to re-inforce the garrison after further deterioration in relations with adjacent Guatemala.
1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1979-may-8Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth as escort to HMS Norfolk, Flagship of Task Group 317.8 for 7 month Indian Ocean and Far East group deployment in company with HMS Arethusa and HMS Falmouth, supported by RFA Black Rover, RFA Olmeda and RFA Regent. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Arrow and HMS Dido. Returned to Chatham 14 Dec 1979.
1980-jan-15Aircraftassigned Wasp HAS.1 XV638 as 829 Sq 043 Achilles Flt/430
1983-dec-2DeploymentCYAkrotiri Bay Operation Offcut while returning from an Armilla Patrol deployment, ordered off Cyprus in readiness to sail to Beirut, if required.
1990-sepFate: transferedto Chile as Ministro Zenteno (08)

History of CL Condell class PFG-08 Ministro Zenteno




    from Broad Beam Leander class
13.10beam (m)



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