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  • F129 HMS Rhyl

    UK Royal Navy




    1960 to 1982    


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    Flight Deck: RL
    Call Sign: GDCA


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    History of UK F129 HMS Rhyl

    1958-jan-29Laid down
    1959-apr-23Launched
    1960-oct-30Commissioned
    1961-decDeploymentoff Goa Indian Ocean deployment, ordered off Goa following the Indian annexation of 18/19 Dec.
    1964-jan-12DeploymentTZDar-es-Salaam Harbour East African Mutinies sailed from Mombasa with a British Army contingent, joining with HMS Centaur, to assist with management of the East African Mutinies
    1966-marDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol Beira Patrol, off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
    1968-aug-8DeploymentSailed from Plymouth to take up duties as West Indies Guard Ship till June 1969
    1970-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1971RefitReady for Wasp Sea Cat until 1972 at HMD Devonport to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1971-aug-28HMD Devonport Navy Days 1971 present (in refit) at Plymouth Navy Days 1971.
    1973-aprPort Visitvisited St Helena, in company with HMS Apollo and RFA Tidereach.
    1973-jun-8Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth as escort for HMS Tiger, Flagship for Far East group deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with HMS Dido and HMS Hermione. The group was supported by RFA Regent and RFA Tidespring, until it returned to the UK on 21 Dec 1973.
    1973-novPort Visitvisited Simonstown naval base
    1974-julDeploymentCYAkrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
    1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 7.5 month group deployment (TG 317.6) to Australia and Far East, escorting HMS Tiger and in company with RFA Grey Rover, RFA Regent, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidepool. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
    1982-mayAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT784 as Rhyl Flt/446, until c Jul 1983
    1983Decommissioned

    Specifications

       

        from Type 12 Rothesay class
    235crew
    2144light (tn)
    2577full load (tn)
    112.70length (m)
    12.50beam (m)
    5.20draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    1Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK HMD Portsmouth, Portsmouth



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