1963 to 1982    

D16 HMS London

UK Royal Navy

1982 to 1993 - PK Pakistan Navy - D-84 PNS Babur    

Flight Deck: LO
Call Sign: GHFZ
Shipyard: Swan Hunter (Wallsend)
See Also: FF Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class F95


History of UK HMS London D16

1960-feb-26Laid downLaid down Swan Hunter (Wallsend) as DLG03, Yard No. 1903
1963-octAircraftAircraft assigned Wessex HAS.1 XP151/175-LO for ship s flt. Recoded /405-LO by Aug 1964, until 1965.
1965-augDeploymentDeployment returned to UK after first commission.
1965-aug-28DeploymentDeployment HMNB Portsmouth Navy Days 1965 present at Portsmouth Navy Days 1965
1966-marAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XS874/405-LO for ships flt, until Nov 1968.
1967-novDeploymentDeployment part of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
1968-nov-04AircraftAircraft Accident Ships Flt Wessex XS874 ditched in English Channel south of Portland 4 Nov 1968. Recovered, wreck to AIU Lee-on-Solent via Portland Harbour.
1968-decAircraftAircraft assigned 829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XM842/405-LO for ships flt, until 1971.
1969DeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol operations during 1969
1970-nov-02DeploymentDeployment MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta Exercise Lime Jug Exercise Lime Jug departed Valletta on 29 Oct for Lime Jug, in company with HMS Ark Royal. ENDEX on 15 Nov.
1971-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XP157/405-LO for ships flt, until c Aug 1972.
1974-octAircraftAircraft assigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM327/405-LO for ships flt, until c Oct 1975.
1975-octAircraftAircraft assigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM838/405-LO for ships flt, until Jul 1979.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand
1979-apr-01DeploymentDeployment Departed Malta with Flag Officer Malta, Rear Admiral Oswald Cecil, as the final act of the British withdrawal from Malta.
1979-julAircraftAircraft assigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM923 on loan, mainly for duty in Northern Ireland detached to RAF Aldergrove, until c Feb 1980.
1981-mayPort VisitPort Visit Tower Bridge Upper Pool of London visit to Pool of London, moored beside HMS Belfast.

History of PK PNS Babur D-84

1982CommissionedCommissioned ex UK RN HMS London

History of UK HMS London D16

1982-mar-24Fate: transferedFate: transfered to Pakistan as PNS Babur

History of PK PNS Babur D-84

1995Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped sold for scrap

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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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