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  • 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-novDeploymentYEoff Aden TF 945 In Gulf of Aden as part of Operation Magister, supporting the British withdrawl from Aden.
    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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