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  • D16 HMS London

    UK Royal Navy

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

    1963 to 1982    


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


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    History of UK D16 HMS London

    1960-feb-26Laid downSwan Hunter as DLG03, Yard No. 1903
    1963-octAircraftassigned Wessex HAS.1 XP151/175-LO for ship s flt. Recoded /405-LO by Aug 1964, until 1965.
    1965-augDeploymentreturned to UK after first commission.
    1965-aug-28DeploymentHMNB Portsmouth Navy Days 1965 present at Portsmouth Navy Days 1965
    1966-marAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XS874/405-LO for ships flt, until Nov 1968.
    1967-novDeploymentpart of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
    1968-nov-4AircraftAccident 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-decAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XM842/405-LO for ships flt, until 1971.
    1969DeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol operations during 1969
    1970-nov-2DeploymentMTGrand 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-sepAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XP157/405-LO for ships flt, until c Aug 1972.
    1974-octAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM327/405-LO for ships flt, until c Oct 1975.
    1975-octAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM838/405-LO for ships flt, until Jul 1979.
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand
    1979-apr-1DeploymentDeparted Malta with Flag Officer Malta, Rear Admiral Oswald Cecil, as the final act of the British withdrawal from Malta.
    1979-julAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM923 on loan, mainly for duty in Northern Ireland detached to RAF Aldergrove, until c Feb 1980.
    1981-mayPort VisitTower Bridge Upper Pool of London visit to Pool of London, moored beside HMS Belfast.

    History of PK D-84 PNS Babur

    1982Commissionedex UK RN HMS London

    History of UK D16 HMS London

    1982-mar-24Fate: transferedto Pakistan as PNS Babur

    History of PK D-84 PNS Babur

    1995Fate: scrappedsold for scrap



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    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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