D18 HMS Antrim

UK Royal Navy

1984 to 2006 - CL Chilean Navy - D-12 Almirante Cochrane    

1970 to 1984    


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Call Sign: GRTE


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History of UK D18 HMS Antrim

1966-jan-20Laid down
1970-aug-10Aircraft737 Sq Antrim Flt formed at Portland with XP137/406-AN
1970-nov-23Homeportat HMNB Portsmouth
1971-mar-30Commissionedat South Railway Jetty, Portsmouth
1971-julPort Visitvisit to Antwerp
1972-janDeploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 9 week Mediterranean deployment, returning 23 Mar.
1972-jan-20Port Visitextended period alongside at Gibraltar, with 737 Sq Antrim Flt disembarked at RAF North Front, departed on 6 Mar.
1972-mar-9Port VisitESBarcelona Port Heliport Barcelona 5 day visit to Barcelona during Mediterranean deployment
1972-junDeploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for Mediterranean deployment, attached to the US VI Fleet, returning mid Sep 1972.
1972-novAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XS862 as Antrim Flt/406-AN, until c 1977
1972-dec-29DeploymentDeployment to the far east, Return Sept 1973.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Mother Bank
1977-augAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP150 as Antrim Flt/406-AN, until c May 1979
1979-mayAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM923 as Ships Flt until c Jul 1979, for service in Northern Ireland
1981-aug-29DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
1981-decAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP142 as Antrim Flt/406-AN, until c Jul 1982
1982-apr-2Deployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from an exercise, leaving theatre on 29 Jun 1982.
1982-apr-14DeploymentGrytviken Operation Paraquat Joined HMS Endurance, HMS Plymouth and RFA Tidespring for recovery of South Georgia. Antrim was flagship for the Paraquat Task Group (317.8) with Wessex HAS.3 XP142/406-AN of 737 NAS (100 Flt) embarked.
1982-nov-8Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for Falkland patrol with 737 Sq XM328/406-AN embarked. Returned to UK, 25 Mar 1983.
1983-aprAircraftassigned 772 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP150 as Antrim Flt/406-AN, until c Feb 1984

History of CL D-12 Almirante Cochrane

1984Commissionedex UK RN HMS Antrim

History of UK D18 HMS Antrim

1984-jun-22Fate: transferedto Chile: Almirante Cochrane (12)

History of CL D-12 Almirante Cochrane

1994-mayRefitrefit completed at Talcahuano for Super Puma operation
2010-dec-11Fate: scrappedleft Chile under tow, bound for a breakers yard in China



    from County class
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



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