F70 HMS Apollo

UK Royal Navy




1972 to 1988    


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Flight Deck: AP
Call Sign: GNIE


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History of UK F70 HMS Apollo

1969-may-1Laid down
1970-oct-15Launched
1972-may-28Commissioned
1973-aprPort Visitvisited St Helena, in company with HMS Rhyl and RFA Tidereach.
1974-janDeploymentdeparted 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 Argonaut, HMS Ariadne, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 2F), off Peel Bank
1979-marPort Visitvisited Dartmouth to drop off CINCNAVHOME to BRNC
1980-decDeployment Armilla Patrol deployed to Middle East for Armilla Patrol, with HMS Ardent, supported by RFA Tidepool and RFA Fort Austin. Relieved on station by HMS Rothesay.
1981-jan-20DeploymentStraits of Hormuz (SN) Accident Towed ditched 824 NAS Sea King HAS.2A XV665 to RFA Fort Austin for recovery.
1983-sep-6AircraftAccident Wasp HAS.1 XT427/606 from 829 Sq HQ Flt ditched shortly after take off from flight deck in the English Channel near Portland, following a power loss. Airframe recovered.
1988-aug-31Decommissioned
1988-octFate: transferedto Pakistan as Zulfiquar (262)
2009HMS Apollo wasp now at Duxford imperial war museum

Specifications

   

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




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    Typical Max
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UK Yarrow, Scotstoun