1972 to 1988    

F70 HMS Apollo

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: AP
Call Sign: GNIE
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Apollo F70

1969-may-01Laid downLaid down Yard No 1002
1972-mayAircraftAircraft assigned Wasp HAS.1 XS566 as /470-AP by May 1972 (until c Jun 1974 ?)
1973-aprPort VisitPort Visit visited St Helena, in company with HMS Rhyl and RFA Tidereach.
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 Argonaut, HMS Ariadne, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 2F), off Peel Bank
1979-marPort VisitPort Visit visited Dartmouth to drop off CINCNAVHOME to BRNC
1980-augAircraftAircraft Assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS567 as /470-AP until at least Oct 1983
1980-decDeploymentDeployment 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-20DeploymentDeployment Strait of Hormuz (SN) Accident Towed ditched 824 NAS Sea King HAS.2A XV665 to RFA Fort Austin for recovery.
1982-jun-18DeploymentDeployment Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, with 829 NAS 041 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XS567 / 470 embarked. Returned 17 Oct, in poor condition.
1983-sep-06AircraftAircraft Accident 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.
1983-octAircraftAircraft Assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT783 as /470
1988-octFate: transferedFate: transfered to Pakistan as Zulfiquar (262)
2009 HMS Apollo wasp now at Duxford imperial war museum

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