Accident While alongside in HMNB Portsmouth, fire developed in fuel system.
Accident While alongside in HMNB Portsmouth, was hit by HM Submarine Porpoise. Minor damage to both vessels.
Deployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for 12 month Far East deployment, including several months around Singapore waters. 815 NAS Wessex embarked. Relieved by HMS Eagle and arrived back at Portsmouth 21 Dec 1964.
AircraftAccident lost 815 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XM873/302-C when crashed into Wadi Misrah, near Al Habilayn, north of Aden.
AircraftAccident lost 815 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XP148/306-C when ditched and sank off Aden.
Deployment departed Singapore for Aden with reinforcing Belvedere for 26 Squadron and replacement Wessex (collected from units at Singapore) for 815 NAS to repair en route and in the UK. Arrived back in UK on 21 Dec.
AircraftAccident Wessex HAS.1 815 Sq XM869/305-C suffered engine failure and ditched into the South China Sea on 5 Sep 1964 off Singapore
AircraftAccident while operating in South China Sea off Malaya, 815 NAS Wessex HAS.1 XP106/300-C ditched and sank following a gearbox fire on 18 Sep 1964
Aircraft Whirlwind HAS.7 XK912 assigned as SAR Flt / 977-C until c Sep 1965
Aircraftoff Tanjung SediliAccident Whirlwind HAS.7 XL844/977 of Ships SAR Flt ditched and lost in South China Sea on 3 Nov 1964
Deployment Final deployment, to the Mediterranean, returning to UK in Jul 1965
Homeport role changed to accommodation ship at HMD Devonport, for crews whose carrier was undergoing refit.
accommodation ship for refit of HMS Bulwark until c Feb 1969.
Fate: scrappedCairnryanBreakers Yard sold for scrap to Queenborough Shipbreaking on 11 Aug and subsequently towed to Cairnryan for scrapping.