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  • F16 HMS Diomede

    UK Royal Navy




    1971 to 1988    


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    Flight Deck: DM
    Call Sign: GYQN


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    History of UK F16 HMS Diomede

    1968-jan-30Laid down
    1969-apr-15Launched
    1970-decAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT432 as Diomede Flt/423-DM until c Sep 1972
    1971-apr-2Commissioned
    1972-octAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS572 as Diomede Flt/423-DM, until c Apr 1973
    1973-mayAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV634 as Diomede Flt/423 until c Oct 1973
    1974-augAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS528 as Diomede Flt/423 until c Jul 1978
    1974-sep-17Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport to join Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Achilles, HMS Blake, 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.
    1976-mar-23DeploymentAccident collision with Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Baldur, during 2nd Cod War
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 3F), off Gosport
    1979-novAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV638 briefly, during Nov 1979 as Diomede Flt/423
    1980-janAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV634 (again) as Diomede Flt/423 until Jul 1987
    1981RefitSeawolf conversion cancelled by 1981 Defence Review
    1982-jun-22DeploymentDeparted UK for South Atlantic with 829 NAS 021 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XV634 / 423 embarked.
    1985-decPort VisitBMBermuda Dockyard Visited Bermuda
    1987-augAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT437 as Diomede Flt/423 in Aug 1987 until c Feb 1988
    1988-may-31Decommissioned
    1988-julFate: transferedto Pakistan as Shamsher (263)

    Specifications

       

        from Broad Beam Leander class
    260crew
    13.10beam (m)




    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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