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  • L11 HMS Intrepid

    UK Royal Navy

    1967 to 1999    

    L11 HMS Intrepid


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    Call Sign: GLXH
    Shipyard: John Brown


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    History of UK L11 HMS Intrepid

    1962-dec-19Laid down
    1967-jun-1damage to starboard turbine caused by overheating. 12 weeks repair in HMD Devonport needed.
    1967-novDeploymentuntil Dec 1967, part of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
    1967-nov-29AircraftAERAF Sharjah final departure from Aden, with last 6 Wessex HC.2 of 78 Squadron embarked, heading for Sharjah.
    1968-marDeploymentoff Persian Gulf islands of Tunb, to calm tension with Iran
    1968-sep-20DeploymentExercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands with Sioux AH.1 of 3 CBAS embarked
    1968-octPort VisitAUMoreton Bay visited Brisbane, after participating in Exercise Coral Sands with 3 CBAS, at least 13 of the unit Sioux AH.1 embarked.
    1969-mayPort VisitSHJames' Bay Visit Visted St Helena
    1970-nov-19DeploymentBDBhola Island Operation Burlap to Bay of Bengal to assist in cyclone relief efforts
    1972-novDeploymentparticipated in Exercise Corsica 72 off W coast of Corsica with HMS Bulwark, HMS Ark Royal and HMS Fearless.
    1982-apr-20Aircraft assigned to 845 Squadron
    Embarked Wessex HU.5 XT449 / C and XT461 / W of 845 NAS E Flt for two days of working up. The Flight returned to Yeovilton before re-embarking on 26 Apr.
    1982-apr-26DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Corporate Departed Weymouth Bay for South Atlantic with 845 Squadron E Flt embarked and an 846 Squadron airframe, joining in the English Channel. Left theatre on 26 Jun 1982.
    1986-oct-22Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for Middle East and Gulf of Arabia deployment. Embarked 40 Commando Royal Marines and 2x Sea King HC.4 from 846 NAS and returned Dec 1986.
    1986-nov-20DeploymentArabian Sea Participated in Exercise Saif Sareea 86 between 20 and 30 Nov 1986, off Masirah Island.
    1991-aprStruckHMD Portsmouth Laid up Laid up for long term storage at Portsmouth. Some equipment canabalised for use in HMS Fearless.
    2005-julFareham Creek by Jul 2005 was laid up in Fareham Creek
    2008-sep-13Fate: scrappedCammell Laird towed from Portsmouth to Birkenhead for breakers yard at Canada Dock and scrapping completed by Aug 2009



        from Fearless class
    12200full load (tn)
    158.50length (m)
    24.40beam (m)
    6.20draught (m)
    5000range (nm)
    21max speed (knots)
    22000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 262
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 994



        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 05
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 04
    UK Royal Marines Westland Sioux 013

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    UK John Brown, Clydebank

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