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
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


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Builder

   

UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast



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