F71 HMS Scylla

UK Royal Navy




1970 to 1993    


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Flight Deck: SC
Call Sign: GXDE


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History of UK F71 HMS Scylla

1967-may-17Laid down
1968-aug-8Launched
1970-feb-12Commissioned
1970-aprAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XS534/432 until 1972 accident
1972-jan-20AircraftSHGeorgetown Accident whilst operating off Ascension Island, lost Wasp XS534/432 when it ditched and sank.
1977-aprAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XS543/432 until at least Sep 1978
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (Captain 8F), off Browndown
1977-nov-16DeploymentBSoff Grand Bahama rendezvous with HMS Eskimo off Grand Bahama
1978-decAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XT784/432 until c Sep 1980, when Mother preparing for refit
1980-novRefitSea Wolf Seawolf conversion and Lynx preparations commenced at HMD Devonport, completed end 1984
1984-octAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/432-SC until c Mar 1988
1986-augDeployment 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-7Deployment Armilla Patrol relieved HMS Brazen and HMS Southampton from Armilla Patrol duties on station.
1987DeploymentPersian Gulf Armilla Patrol deployed late 1987-early 1988
1990-novAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ725/432 until c Mar 1991
1991-marAircraftassigned Lynx HAS.3 (on short term loan from HMS Jupiter ?) XZ228/303-JP, until Jun 1991
1992-jan-20Aircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ227/432-SC until c Mar 1992
1993Decommissioned
2004-mar-27Fate: sunkScylla Reef Dive reef sunk as artificial reef Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

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

   

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

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Builder

   

UK HMD Devonport, Devonport