F72 HMS Ariadne

UK Royal Navy

1992 to 1998 - CL Chilean Navy - Condell class PFG-09 General Baquedano    



1973 to 1990    


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Flight Deck: AE
Call Sign: GNUL


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History of UK F72 HMS Ariadne

1969-nov-1Laid down
1971-sep-10Launched
1973-feb-10Commissioned
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 Apollo, HMS Argonaut, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
1976Refit
1977-marDeployment Caribbean/South America
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (7th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1980-janRefitGIGibraltar Harbour at Gibraltar until recommissioned, Mar 1981
1980-augAircraftanticipating completion of refit, assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT426 as 023 Ariadne Flt/455 in Aug 1980 until at least Mar 1983
1981-marDeploymentdeployment to Caribbean and West Indies.
1982-octFalkland islands
1983DeploymentGuardship Gibraltar guardship duties
1984-mar-12Caribbean Acted as Belize Guardship from March 84 returning in June after 3 month deployment.
1986-janDeployment Operation Eschew sent to Turks and Caicos Islands (as West Indies Guardship) during period of civil unrest.
1987Deployment Armilla Patrol deployed at short notice
1988Refitmajor refit until Apr 1989, to become Dartmouth Training Ship
1989-julDeploymentshort post-refit deployment to Mediterranean, returned Nov 1989
1990-jan-15DeploymentTask Group 316.1 departed for a 6 month round the world Endeavour 90 training cruise, escorting HMS Bristol (flagship) and in company with HMS Minerva, as part of the Dartmouth Training Squadron. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 13 Jul.
1992Fate: transferedto Chile as General Baquedano
1992-may-31Decommissioned

History of CL Condell class PFG-09 General Baquedano

1992-junCommissioned
1998-decDecommissioned
2003Fate: sunkexpended as target, off Los Vilos

Specifications

   

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




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Builder

   

UK Yarrow, Scotstoun