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  • D02 HMS Devonshire

    UK Royal Navy




    1962 to 1978    


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    Flight Deck: DV
    Call Sign: GHFW


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    History of UK D02 HMS Devonshire

    1959-mar-9Laid downas DLG01. Yard No. V.1284
    1960-jun-16Launched
    1961-augTrialsConducted trials of minesweeping equipment fitted to 771 Sq Whirlwind HAR.5 XJ402.
    1961-nov-13TrialsWessex HAS.1 XM920 embarked for 10 days of trials
    1962-marAircraftassigned Wessex HAS.1 XM923/989-D for Ships Flt.
    1962-nov-15Commissioned
    1964-marAircraftShips Flt Wessex HAS.1 (still XM923) brought under 829 Sq administration, shortly after unit reformed
    1964-julAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XM832/404-DV for Devonshire Flt, delivered to ship overseas 31 Jul, (until c Oct 1964).
    1964-julDeployment Operation White Horse re-inforced the Alouette IIs of 24 Flt at Atkinson Field with its Wessex, while 1310 Flt was deploying from RAF Odiham.
    1964-aug-1Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1964 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1964
    1965-julAircraftassigned 829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XS864/404-DV for Devonshire Flt (until Sep 1967).
    1966-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1967-aug-26DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1967 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
    1967-novDeploymentpart of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
    1971-marAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XS149/403-DV for Devonshire Flt (until Apr 1974).
    1974-apr-10AircraftWessex HAS.3 XP105/403-DV assigned to Devonshire Flt.
    1974-julDeploymentCYAkrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
    1975-decAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP137/403-DV for Devonshire Flt (until c Apr 1976).
    1976-sepAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM844/403-DV for Ships Flt (until Dec 1976).
    1976-dec-13Aircraftmouth of St Georges Channel Accident lost 737 Sq Devonshire Flt Wessex HAS.3 XM844 overboard during a night take off near the mouth of St Georges Channel.
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Mother Bank
    1978-jul-30Decommissioned
    1978-sep-13to Disposal List
    1982planned sale to Egypt collapsed. Her hangar was cannibalised for use in the repair to HMS Glamorgan, after Falklands damage.
    1984-jul-16Fate: sunkexpended as a target. Sunk by Sea Eagle missile launched by a Sea Harrier from HMS Illustrious.

    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 Cammell Laird,



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