1970 to 1981    

D21 HMS Norfolk

UK Royal Navy

1982 to 2006 - CL Chilean Navy - D-11 Capitan Prat    

D21 HMS Norfolk

Flight Deck: NF
Call Sign: GSMU
Shipyard: Swan Hunter (Wallsend)
See Also: FF Type 23 Duke class F230


History of UK HMS Norfolk D21

1966-mar-15Laid downLaid down Swan Hunter (Wallsend) Yard No. 2019
1970-octAircraftAircraft 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP140/407-NF assigned to Norfolk Flt, until c Jan 1972
1972RefitRefit MM38 Exocet single launcher 2 year refit, to remove B turret and replace with 4x MM38 Exocet launchers (see main picture, above)
1973-febAircraftAircraft 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM328/407-NF assigned to Norfolk Flt, until c Sep 1974
1974-feb-20Port VisitPort Visit MV Gan Anchorage arrived in Gan for short visit to receive VIPs from HMS Fife
1974-sepAircraftAircraft 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP137/407-NF assigned to Norfolk Flt, until c Jan 1975
1975-janAircraftAircraft 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM837/407-NF assigned to Norfolk Flt, until c Mar 1981
1979-may-08DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth as Flagship of Task Group 317.8 for 7 month Indian Ocean and Far East group deployment in company with HMS Achilles, HMS Arethusa and HMS Falmouth, supported by RFA Black Rover, RFA Olmeda and RFA Regent. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Arrow and HMS Dido, returned to UK 14 Dec 1979.
1980DeploymentDeployment Deployed to Aegean Sea 1980: I was a US Army soldier stationed in Izmir Turkey in 1980. HMS Norfolk made a Port-of-Call to Izmir where I met up with several sailors from the Norfolk and carried on with them for several days until they departed. I still have the HMS Norfolk plaque they gave me when they left.
1982-apr-06Fate: transferedFate: transfered to Chile as Capitan Prat

History of CL Capitan Prat D-11

1982-apr-06CommissionedCommissioned ex UK RN HMS Norfolk
2009Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped towed to Mexico to be scrapped

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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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