1969 to 1992    

F58 HMS Hermione

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: HM
Call Sign: GRYN
Shipyard: Alexander Stephen


History of UK HMS Hermione F58

1965-dec-06Laid downLaid down laid down and launched at Alexander Stephen
1967-apr-26LaunchedLaunched at Alexander Stephen, Yard No 697 and completed at Yarrow.
1969-jul-11CommissionedCommissioned joined 4th Frigate Squadron
1970DeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-apr-17DeploymentDeployment Apollo 13 splashdown tertiary Apollo 13 recovery Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters south of Rio de Janeiro as standby for tertiary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1973-jun-08DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth as escort for HMS Tiger, Flagship for Far East group deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with HMS Dido and HMS Rhyl. The group was supported by RFA Regent and RFA Tidespring, until it returned to the UK on 21 Dec 1973.
1975-sepRefitRefit into refit, completing Jun 1976. Rejoined the Fleet with the 5th Frigate Squadron.
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 5F), off Browndown
1978-may-31DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport in company with HMS Ambuscade and HMS Leander. Joined up in English Channel with HMS Blake, the Flagship of Task Group 317.7 for a 6.5 month Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific group deployment, escorted by HMS Juno and supported by RFA Green Rover, RFA Stromness and RFA Tidespring. Returned to Devonport 12 Dec 1978.
1980-janRefitRefit HMD Chatham Refit Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion commenced at HMD Chatham, completed Oct 1983. Hermione was the last frigate to undergo refit before HMD Chatham closed. She rejoined the Fleet with the 6th Frigate Squadron.
1990-jun-01AircraftAircraft Gulf of Cadiz Accident assigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ734 as /475-HM by Jul 1989 until flight deck accident on 1 Jun 1990.
1990-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZD257/475-HM until c Jun 1991
1991-decDeploymentDeployment Armilla Patrol on deployment in the Persian Gulf
1998-mayFate: scrappedFate: scrapped IN Alang Breakers Yard scrapped in India

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