F57 HMS Andromeda

UK Royal Navy

1968 to 1993    


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Call Sign: GSXU


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History of UK F57 HMS Andromeda

1966-may-25Laid down
1967-may-24Launchedthe last warship to be built at HMD Portsmouth
1969-marAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV626/472-AM as Ships Flt, until c Oct 1970
1970-oct-23Deploymentoff 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-febAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT438/472 as Ships Flt, until c Jul 1973
1972-dec-1Port VisitINMumbai Harbour visit to Mumbai (then Bombay) until 12 Dec.
1973-sepAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT421/472 as Ships Flt, until c Nov 1977
1974-julDeploymentCYAkrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
1975-dec-28Deploymentramming incident with Icelandic patrol boat during 3rd Cod War.
1976-jan-7Deploymentramming incident with Icelandic patrol boat during 3rd Cod War, resulting in sufficient damage to withdraw to UK for repairs.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 6F), off Browndown
1978-marRefitSea Wolf Seawolf conversion and fit for Lynx operations commenced, completed end of 1980
1980-novAircraftassigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ722 as /472 until c Mar 1984.
1982-jan-5TrialsBSAUTEC Heliport departed UK for AUTEC range to conduct Stingray torpedo trials.
1982-may-10Deployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, as part of Bristol Group. Left theatre 22 Aug 1982.
1983DeploymentSpent latter part of the year on deployment in the Indian Ocean region operating alongside HMNZS Waikato
1983-dec-2DeploymentCYAkrotiri 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-aprAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ244 as /472-AM, until c Oct 1985
1988-sepAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ227 as /472-AM, until c Mar 1989
1993-janAircraftassigned 815 Sq 227 Flt Lynx HAS.3 XZ694/472-AN for a few days in Jan-Feb 1993. Did she ever embark ?
1995Fate: transferedto India as INS Krishna (F46)



    from Seawolf Leander class
6Missile Launcher Sea Wolf
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 967
1Naval Radar surface search radar Type 968
1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 910



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UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11

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