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  • 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-mayAircraftassigned Wasp HAS.1 XS566 as /470-AP by May 1972 (until c Jun 1974 ?)
    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-augAircraftAssigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS567 as /470-AP until at least Oct 1983
    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-20DeploymentStrait of Hormuz (SN) Accident Towed ditched 824 NAS Sea King HAS.2A XV665 to RFA Fort Austin for recovery.
    1982-jun-18DeploymentDeparted HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, with 829 NAS 041 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XS567 / 470 embarked. Returned 17 Oct, in poor condition.
    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.
    1983-octAircraftAssigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT783 as /470
    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)




    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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