1969 to 1991    

F75 HMS Charybdis

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: CY
Call Sign: GWRA
Shipyard: Harland and Wolff


History of UK HMS Charybdis F75

1967-jan-27Laid downLaid down Yard No 1675.
1968-feb-28LaunchedLaunched aka The Cherry B. As of Oct 2019, this was the last warship actually built in Belfast (others had undergone maintenance / refit).
1969-mayAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT430 as /431-CY by May 1969 for working up, until Jul 1969.
1969-jul-26DeploymentDeployment Torbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1969-jul-31AircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XV635/431, until c Oct 1975
1970DeploymentDeployment Despatched as representative ships carrying Prince Charles to the Fiji Independence Celebrations
1975-feb-06DeploymentDeployment Separation of Cypriot states Ordered from exercises off Lisbon to Cyprus to support the UN Peace Keeping Force and British interests, until 14 Feb.
1976-febAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT781/431-CY, until c Apr 1976
1976-aprAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS566/431 until Jun 1976
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 (6th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
1979-junRefitRefit Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion commenced at HMD Devonport, completed Aug 1982
1982-julAircraftAircraft assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ692 short term, as Charybdis Flt / 431-CY until c Sep 1982.
1982-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ734 as / 431-CY until c Mar1986
1986-jan-24Port VisitPort Visit Tower Bridge Upper visited Pool of London, alongside HMS Belfast, with Lynx HAS.2 XZ734 / 431-CY embarked.
1988-marAircraftAircraft assigned 815 NAS newly converted Lynx HAS.3GM ZD253 as / 431-CY until c Oct 1989.
1990-julAircraftAircraft assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3 XZ695/431-CY until Aug 1991, prior to decommissioning
1991-jan-10DeploymentDeployment Task Group 323.2 departed HMNB Portsmouth, in company with HMS Ark Royal as part of TG 323.2 for the eastern Mediterranean, to operate with US 6th Fleet for the defence of western flank of forces during Desert Shield/Storm and the supporting Armilla Patrol.
1993-jun-11Fate: sunkFate: sunk expended as Fleet target

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