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  • F71 HMS Scylla

    UK Royal Navy

    1970 to 1993    


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


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    History of UK F71 HMS Scylla

    1967-may-17Laid down
    1970-aprAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wasp XS534/432 until 1972 accident
    1970-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1970-nov-2DeploymentMTGrand 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-20AircraftSHGeorgetown Accident whilst operating off Ascension Island, lost Wasp XS534/432 when it ditched and sank.
    1973-jan-22DeploymentAccident collided with one of the Torpoint chain ferries in the Tamar estuary.
    1973-jun-7DeploymentRammed rammed by Icelandic gunboat Aegir during the Cod Wars, causing minor damage.
    1974-jun-24DeploymentAUPossession Island present at 200th anniversary of possession of Australia.
    1975-sep-4Port VisitSEMaritiman visited Goteborg.
    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-aug-7DeploymentKYGeorge Town HSB Hurricane relief Off Grand Cayman with RFA Green Rover, for Hurricane Allen relief operations.
    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.
    1986-sep-23DeploymentSOoff Berbera rendezvous with BAP Jules Verne, off Berbera.
    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
    2004-mar-27Fate: sunkScylla Reef Dive reef sunk as artificial reef Whitsand Bay, Cornwall



        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 HMD Devonport, Devonport

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