D06 HMS Hampshire

UK Royal Navy




1963 to 1976    


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Flight Deck: HA
Call Sign: GHFX


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History of UK D06 HMS Hampshire

1959-mar-26Laid downas DLG02
1961-mar-16Launched
1963-marAircraftassigned Wessex HAS.1 XP156/902-HA as Hampshire Flt, 829 Sq recoded /472-HA by Jan 1964, recoded /402-HA by Apr 1965, until c May 1967
1963-mar-15Commissioned
1967-may-18Deploymentdepart HMNB Portsmouth for NW Atlantic and Candian East Coast deployment, returning 4 Jul 1967.
1967-decAircraftassigned Wessex HAS.1 XP159 as 829 Sq Hampshire Flt/404-HA by Dec 1967, until c Feb 1968
1968-marAircraftassigned Wessex HAS.1 XS875 as 829 Sq Hampshire Flt/402-HA by Mar 1968, until c Oct 1969
1969-jan-24Deploymentdepart HMNB Portsmouth for 3 month South American deployment via Panama Canal, returning 25 Apr 1969.
1969-feb-21Port VisitPESIMA Callao Callao 4 day visit to Callao, Peru, departing 25 Feb
1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1973-junAircraftassigned Wessex HAS.3 XS153 as 737 Sq Hampshire Flt/402-HA by Jun 1973, until c Jun 1975
1974-julDeploymentCYAkrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
1975-augAircraftassigned Wessex HAS.3 XP142 as 737 Sq Hampshire Flt/402-HA by Aug 1975, until c Mar 1976
1976-marPort VisitTower Bridge Upper visited London for final time, alongside HMS Belfast
1976-aprDecommissioned
1979-aprFate: scrappedBriton Ferry Breakers Yard sold for scrap, to Briton Ferry

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


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Builder

   

UK John Brown, Clydebank



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