D21 HMS Norfolk

UK Royal Navy

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



1970 to 1981    


D21 HMS Norfolk

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Flight Deck: NF
Call Sign: GSMU
See Also: FF Type 23 Duke class F230


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History of UK D21 HMS Norfolk

1966-mar-15Laid downSwan Hunter Yard No. 2019
1967-nov-16Launched
1970-mar-7Commissioned
1970-octAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP140/407-NF assigned to Norfolk Flt, until c Jan 1972
1972RefitMM38 Exocet single launcher 2 year refit, to remove B turret and replace with 4x MM38 Exocet launchers (see main picture, above)
1973-febAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM328/407-NF assigned to Norfolk Flt, until c Sep 1974
1974-feb-20Port VisitMVGan Anchorage arrived in Gan for short visit to receive VIPs from HMS Fife
1974-sepAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP137/407-NF assigned to Norfolk Flt, until c Jan 1975
1975-janAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM837/407-NF assigned to Norfolk Flt, until c Mar 1981
1979-may-8Deploymentdeparted 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.
1981Decommissioned

History of CL D-11 Capitan Prat

1982Commissionedex UK RN HMS Norfolk

History of UK D21 HMS Norfolk

1982-apr-6Fate: transferedto Chile as Capitan Prat

History of CL D-11 Capitan Prat

2006-aug-11Decommissioned
2009Fate: scrappedtowed to Mexico to be scrapped

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


The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder

   

UK Swan Hunter, Wallsend



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