C20 HMS Tiger

UK Royal Navy

1972 to 1978 - Tiger conversion class C20 HMS Tiger    

1959 to 1968    


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Call Sign: MMWS
See Also: H Tiger conversion class C20


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History of UK C20 HMS Tiger

1941-oct-1Laid downas HMS Bellerophon
1959-nov-27damaged by fire
1961-aug-5DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1961 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1961
1962-marDeploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for Far East deployment
1962-jul-24DeploymentMYPulau Tioman South China Sea Exercise FOTEX 62 participated in Exercise FOTEX 62 with Far East Fleet, RAN and RNZN
1964-aug-1DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1964 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1964
1965-augDeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1965 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1965
1966-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
1966-decDeploymentGibraltar and Mediterranean for talks between UK and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
1967-aug-26DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1967 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
1968RefitConverted at HMD Devonport, between 1968 and 1972 into a Helicopter Cruiser for 4x Sea King.

History of UK Tiger conversion class C20 HMS Tiger

1973-jun-8DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth (826 NAS Sea Kings embarked) as Flagship for Far East deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with HMS Dido, HMS Hermione and HMS Rhyl. The group was supported by RFA Regent and RFA Tidespring, until it returned to the UK in Dec 1973.
1973-dec-20Aircraftdisembarked 826 NAS to RNAS Culdrose on return from global deployment.
1974-dec-12DeploymentLost Sea King HAS.1 XV667 from 820 Sq while operating in the Bay of Biscay.
1975-feb-6Deployment Separation of Cypriot states Ordered from Gibraltar to Cyprus to support the UN Peace Keeping Force and British interests, until 14 Feb.
1977-febDeployment4 months deployment to Gibraltar, Dakar, Caribbean ( Roosevelt Rhodes, PR) and Rio de Janeiro with 4 Sea Kings from 826 NAS onboard
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand
1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth as flagship of 7.5 month group deployment (TG 317.6) to Australia and Far East, in company with HMS Rhyl, RFA Grey Rover, RFA Regent, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidepool. Sea Kings of 826 NAS embarked. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
1986-sepFate: scrappedSold for scrap and towed to Spain from Portsmouth. Arrived in Spain for scrapping on 28 Sep 1986.



    from Tiger class
9500light (tn)
12080full load (tn)
169length (m)
19.50beam (m)
5.50draught (m)
31.50max speed (knots)



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