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  • D12 HMS Kent

    UK Royal Navy




    1963 to 1985    



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    Flight Deck: KE
    Call Sign: GHFY
    See Also: FF Type 23 Duke class F78


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    History of UK D12 HMS Kent

    1960Laid downas DLG04, Yard No 1632.
    1961-sep-27Launched
    1963-jul-26AircraftKent Flt Wessex HAS.1 XP141/181-KE allocated, until Feb 1964.
    1963-augCommissioned
    1964-marAircraftKent Flt Wessex HAS.1 XP140/181-KE allocated, recoded /401-KE by May 1965, until c Jun 1967.
    1964-sepDeploymentMYMalacca Strait Konfrontasi stationed in the radar gap between Bukit Gombal and Butterworth in the Malacca Strait, following an Indonesian parachute drop at Labis on 2 Sep.
    1968-janAircraftEddystone Accident 829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XP115 allocated as Kent Flt/401-KE by Jan 1968, until a/c ditched and sank, S of Eddystone Light on 13 Sep 1968.
    1968-oct-8Deployment Operation Diogenes Gibraltar and Mediterranean for further talks between UK and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Escort for HMS Fearless.
    1972-junAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP150 allocated as Kent Flt/401-KE by Jun 1972, until c Feb 1977
    1977-febAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM327 allocated as Kent Flt/401-KE by Feb 1977, until c May 1980
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Pier
    1980-augHomeportHMS Excellent Harbour Training Ship became an accommodation ship in Portsmouth Harbour and between 1984 and 1987 had become a Harbour Training Ship at HMS Excellent (Whale Island), being replaced by HMS Bristol.
    1985Decommissioned
    1998Fate: scrappedINAlang Breakers yard Towed to Alang, India for scrapping.

    Specifications

       

        from County class
    471crew
    5440light (tn)
    6200full load (tn)
    158.70length (m)
    16.50beam (m)
    6.10draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    60000power (shp)
    4Naval Engine gas turbine
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: COSAG
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    1Missile Launcher Sea Slug
    2Naval Gun Mark 6 4.5 inch (twin 114mm)
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar air direction radar Type 277
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 901
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 903
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast



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