1971 to 1988    

F16 HMS Diomede

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: DM
Call Sign: GYQN
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Diomede F16

1968-jan-30Laid downLaid down Yard No 2366
1970-decAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT432 as Diomede Flt/423-DM until c Sep 1972
1972-octAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS572 as Diomede Flt/423-DM, until c Apr 1973
1973-mayAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV634 as Diomede Flt/423 until c Oct 1973
1974-augAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS528 as Diomede Flt/423 until c Jul 1978
1974-sep-17DeploymentDeployment departed 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 VisitPort Visit Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
1976-mar-23DeploymentDeployment Accident collision with Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Baldur, during 2nd Cod War
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 3F), off Gosport
1979-novAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV638 briefly, during Nov 1979 as Diomede Flt/423
1980-janAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV634 (again) as Diomede Flt/423 until Jul 1987
1981RefitRefit Seawolf conversion cancelled by 1981 Defence Review
1982-jun-22DeploymentDeployment Departed UK for South Atlantic with 829 NAS 021 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XV634 / 423 embarked.
1985-decPort VisitPort Visit BM Bermuda Dockyard Visited Bermuda
1987-augAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT437 as Diomede Flt/423 in Aug 1987 until c Feb 1988
1988-julFate: transferedFate: transfered to Pakistan as Shamsher (263)

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