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  • F75 HMS Charybdis

    UK Royal Navy

    1969 to 1991    


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


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    History of UK F75 HMS Charybdis

    1967-jan-27Laid downYard No 1675.
    1968-feb-28Launchedaka The Cherry B. As of Oct 2019, this was the last warship actually built in Belfast (others had undergone maintenance / refit).
    1969-mayAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XT430 as /431-CY by May 1969 for working up, until Jul 1969.
    1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1969-jul-31Aircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XV635/431, until c Oct 1975
    1970DeploymentDespatched as representative ships carrying Prince Charles to the Fiji Independence Celebrations
    1975-feb-6Deployment 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-febAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XT781/431-CY, until c Apr 1976
    1976-aprAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XS566/431 until Jun 1976
    1976-aug-28Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (6th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
    1979-junRefitSea Wolf Seawolf conversion commenced at HMD Devonport, completed Aug 1982
    1982-julAircraftassigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ692 short term, as Charybdis Flt / 431-CY until c Sep 1982.
    1982-sepAircraftassigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ734 as / 431-CY until c Mar1986
    1986-jan-24Port VisitTower Bridge Upper visited Pool of London, alongside HMS Belfast, with Lynx HAS.2 XZ734 / 431-CY embarked.
    1988-marAircraftassigned 815 NAS newly converted Lynx HAS.3GM ZD253 as / 431-CY until c Oct 1989.
    1990-julAircraftassigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3 XZ695/431-CY until Aug 1991, prior to decommissioning
    1991-jan-10DeploymentTask 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: sunkexpended as Fleet target



        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



        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11

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    UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast

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