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  • 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
    Shipyard: Yarrow


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    History of UK F72 HMS Ariadne

    1969-nov-1Laid down
    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.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    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-nov-8DeploymentSouth 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.
    1983DeploymentGuardship Gibraltar guardship duties
    1984-mar-12DeploymentCaribbean Sea Acted as Belize Guardship from Mar 84 returning in Jun 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

    History of CL Condell class PFG-09 General Baquedano

    2003Fate: sunkexpended as target, off Los Vilos



        from Broad Beam Leander class
    13.10beam (m)



        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun

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