F101 HMS Yarmouth

UK Royal Navy




1960 to 1986    


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Flight Deck: YM
Call Sign: GDDH


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History of UK F101 HMS Yarmouth

1957-nov-29Laid down
1959-mar-23Launched
1960-mar-26Commissionedaka The Duck
1961-junDeploymentKuwait Operation Vantage off Kuwait, to deter Iraqi intentions
1961-sep-2DeploymentYEAden Harbour Aden escorted HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with RFA Olna (A216) and RFA Reliant
1961-decRefituntil Jul 1962 at HMD Devonport for refit
1962-julHomeportLondonderry, NI Londonderry new base Londonderry, NI
1965-jul-13in collision with HMS Tiptoe, SE of Portland during an anti-submarine exercise, damaging her underside.
1965-augHMD Devonport Navy Days 1965 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1965, in repair
1966RefitReady for Wasp Sea Cat until Sep 1968 at HMD Portsmouth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1968-aprAircraftembarked 829 NAS Wasp XS533 / 456 as Ships Flt.
1968-nov-15AircraftLyme Bay Accident Wasp XS533 829 NAS Yarmouth Flt / 456 ditched in Lyme Bay. Wreck recovered.
1968-decDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1968-decAircraftDec 1968 assigned 829 NAS Wasp XS564 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Feb 1969
1969-febAircraftFeb 1969 assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV624 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Dec 1970.
1969-julDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-aprDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-apr-14DeploymentUSApollo 13 splashdown secondary Apollo 13 recovery Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters off Mauritius as standby for secondary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1971HomeportHMD Rosyth Rosyth new base HMNB Rosyth
1971-aprAircraftAssigned 829 NAS Wasp XT442 / 456 as Ships Flt, until Jan 1973.
1973-febDeploymentGibraltar as Gibraltar guard ship, with Wasp XS544 / 456 embarked
1974-augRefitHMD Rosyth Rosyth until May 1975 at HMD Rosyth for refit.
1976-aug-26AircraftAccident Ships Flt Wasp XS544 / 456 crashed into Firth of Forth during a families day for ships company.
1976-sepAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp XS529 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Nov 1978, once refit was underway.
1978RefitRosyth until Jan 1981 at HMD Rosyth for refit, re-joining the Fleet in Jun 1981.
1978-marDeploymentFRPortsall Rocks Environmental ordered to accident site of Amoco Cadiz, which had run aground on 16 Mar, to assist in cleanup operations. Relieved by HMS Nubian.
1981-janAircraftJan 1981 re-assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV624 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Jul 1982.
1982-may-8Deployment Operation Corporate ordered to tow the seriously damaged HMS Sheffield out of the Total Exclusion Zone but in deteriorating weather, the tow parted on 10 May.
1982-may-21Deployment Operation Corporate Assisted survivors of HMS Ardent in Falkland Sound.
1982-jun-18DeploymentSouth Thule Operation Keyhole in company with HMS Endurance and supported by RFA Olmeda, recovered South Thule.
1982-nov-22In collision with HMS Minerva off Portland.
1985-junAircraftAssigned 829 NAS Wasp XT779 / 456 as Ships Flt, until Aug 1985
1986-febAircraftAssigned 829 NAS Wasp XT793 / 456 as Ships Flt, until May 1986.
1986-apr-24Decommissioned
1987-jun-16Fate: sunkSunk Sunk as a fleet target by HMS Manchester in the North Atlantic.

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

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Builder

   

UK John Brown, Clydebank



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