F60 HMS Jupiter

UK Royal Navy




1969 to 1992    


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Flight Deck: JP
Call Sign: GSYA


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History of UK F60 HMS Jupiter

1966-oct-3Laid down
1967-sep-4Launched
1969-aug-9Commissioned
1970-apr-21Deploymentto Trinidad, following local riots
1973-aprAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS562/443 as Jupiter Flt, until c Aug 1975
1976-junAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT431/443-JP as Jupiter Flt, until c Mar 1979
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 7F), off Gosport
1979-sepDeploymentto Nov 1979, patrolling off Belize
1980-janRefitSea Wolf Seawolf conversion commenced, completed Jun 1983
1981-aug-29HMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1981, in refit
1983-sepAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ227/443 as Jupiter Flt, until c Aug 1984
1984-jun-13Port VisitTower Bridge Upper Nudged a bridge, whilst in the Pool of London
1986-jan-17DeploymentGulf of Aden Operation Balsac diverted to Aden for Operation Balsac
1987-octAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ728/443-JP as Jupiter Flt, until c Mar 1988
1988-junAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ230/443 as Jupiter Flt, until c Dec 1989
1990-aprAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ228/443 as Jupiter Flt, until c Mar 1991
1990-sepDeploymentPersian Gulf Armilla Patrol Along with HMS Battleaxe and HMS York, were relieved by HMS Brazen, HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester (as part of TG 321.1).
1992-jun-30Decommissioned
1997-sepFate: transferedsold for scrap
1998Fate: scrappedINAlang Breakers Yard scrapped at Alang, India

Specifications

   

    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


Aircraft

   

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

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Builder

   

UK Yarrow, Scotstoun