1970 to 1993    

F71 HMS Scylla

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: SC
Call Sign: GXDE
Shipyard: HMD Devonport


History of UK HMS Scylla F71

1967-may-17Laid downLaid down
1970-aprAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS534/432 until 1972 accident
1970-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
1970-nov-02DeploymentDeployment MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta Exercise Lime Jug Exercise Lime Jug departed Valletta on 29 Oct for Lime Jug, in company with HMS Ark Royal. ENDEX on 15 Nov.
1972-jan-20AircraftAircraft SH Georgetown Accident whilst operating off Ascension Island, lost Wasp XS534/432 when it ditched and sank.
1973-jan-22DeploymentDeployment Accident collided with one of the Torpoint chain ferries in the Tamar estuary.
1973-jun-07DeploymentDeployment Rammed rammed by Icelandic gunboat Aegir during the Cod Wars, causing minor damage.
1974-jun-24DeploymentDeployment AU Possession Island present at 200th anniversary of possession of Australia.
1975-sep-04Port VisitPort Visit SE Maritiman visited Goteborg.
1977-aprAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XS543/432 until at least Sep 1978
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 8F), off Browndown
1977-nov-16DeploymentDeployment BS off Grand Bahama rendezvous with HMS Eskimo off Grand Bahama
1978-decAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wasp XT784/432 until c Sep 1980, when Mother preparing for refit
1980-aug-07DeploymentDeployment KY George Town HSB Hurricane relief Off Grand Cayman with RFA Green Rover, for Hurricane Allen relief operations.
1980-novRefitRefit Sea Wolf Seawolf conversion and Lynx preparations commenced at HMD Devonport, completed end 1984
1984-octAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/432-SC until c Mar 1988
1986-augDeploymentDeployment Armilla Patrol exercised with HMS Illustrious in the Mediterranean while Illustrious made for the Suez Canal. Scylla joining Armilla Patrol at the time.
1986-aug-07DeploymentDeployment Armilla Patrol relieved HMS Brazen and HMS Southampton from Armilla Patrol duties on station.
1986-sep-23DeploymentDeployment SO off Berbera rendezvous with BAP Jules Verne, off Berbera.
1987DeploymentDeployment Persian Gulf Armilla Patrol deployed late 1987-early 1988
1990-novAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ725/432 until c Mar 1991
1991-marAircraftAircraft assigned Lynx HAS.3 (on short term loan from HMS Jupiter ?) XZ228/303-JP, until Jun 1991
1992-jan-20AircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ227/432-SC until c Mar 1992
2004-mar-27Fate: sunkFate: sunk Scylla Reef Dive reef sunk as artificial reef Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

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