1968 to 1993    

F57 HMS Andromeda

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: AM
Call Sign: GSXU
Shipyard: HMD Portsmouth


History of UK HMS Andromeda F57

1966-may-25Laid downLaid down
1967-may-24LaunchedLaunched the last warship to be built at HMD Portsmouth
1969-marAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV626/472-AM as Ships Flt, until c Oct 1970
1970-oct-23DeploymentDeployment off Ventnor Operation Solfire attended mv Pacific Glory in company with HMS Zulu and the Bembridge Lifeboat RNLI Jesse Lamb off Isle of Wight, after she was hit and set ablaze in the English Channel.
1971-febAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT438/472 as Ships Flt, until c Jul 1973
1972-dec-01Port VisitPort Visit IN Mumbai Harbour visit to Mumbai (then Bombay) until 12 Dec.
1973-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT421/472 as Ships Flt, until c Nov 1977
1974-julDeploymentDeployment CY Akrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
1975-dec-28DeploymentDeployment ramming incident with Icelandic patrol boat during 3rd Cod War.
1976-jan-07DeploymentDeployment ramming incident with Icelandic patrol boat during 3rd Cod War, resulting in sufficient damage to withdraw to UK for repairs.
1976-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 6F), off Browndown
1978-marRefitRefit Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion and fit for Lynx operations commenced, completed end of 1980
1980-novAircraftAircraft assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ722 as /472 until c Mar 1984.
1982-jan-05TrialsTrials BS AUTEC Heliport departed UK for AUTEC range to conduct Stingray torpedo trials.
1982-may-10DeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, as part of Bristol Group. Left theatre 22 Aug 1982.
1983DeploymentDeployment Spent latter part of the year on deployment in the Indian Ocean region operating alongside HMNZS Waikato
1983-dec-02DeploymentDeployment CY Akrotiri Bay Operation Offcut while returning via an Armilla Patrol mission on the return leg from a global deployment, ordered off Cyprus in readiness to sail to Beirut, if required.
1984-aprAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ244 as /472-AM, until c Oct 1985
1988-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ227 as /472-AM, until c Mar 1989
1993-janAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq 227 Flt Lynx HAS.3 XZ694/472-AN for a few days in Jan-Feb 1993. Did she ever embark ?
1995Fate: transferedFate: transfered to India as INS Krishna (F46)

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