1973 to 1990    

F72 HMS Ariadne

UK Royal Navy

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

Flight Deck: AE
Call Sign: GNUL
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Ariadne F72

1969-nov-01Laid downLaid down
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 Apollo, HMS Argonaut, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
1976-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
1977-mar Deployment Caribbean/South America
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (7th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1980-janRefitRefit GI Gibraltar Harbour at Gibraltar until recommissioned, Mar 1981
1980-augAircraftAircraft anticipating 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 deployment to Caribbean and West Indies.
1982-nov-08DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Departed HMNB Devonport for Falkland islands with 829 NAS 023 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT426 / 455 embarked. Transit at least part way in company with HMS Antrim. Returned on 25 Mar 1983.
1983DeploymentDeployment Guardship Gibraltar guardship duties
1984-mar-12DeploymentDeployment Caribbean Sea Acted as Belize Guardship from Mar 84 returning in Jun after 3 month deployment.
1986-janDeploymentDeployment Operation Eschew sent to Turks and Caicos Islands (as West Indies Guardship) during period of civil unrest.
1987DeploymentDeployment Armilla Patrol deployed at short notice
1988RefitRefit major refit until Apr 1989, to become Dartmouth Training Ship
1989-julDeploymentDeployment short post-refit deployment to Mediterranean, returned Nov 1989
1990-jan-15DeploymentDeployment Task 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: transferedFate: transfered to Chile as General Baquedano

History of Condell class CL General Baquedano PFG-09

2003Fate: sunkFate: sunk expended as target, off Los Vilos

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