1960 to 1986    

F101 HMS Yarmouth

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: YM
Call Sign: GDDH
Shipyard: John Brown


History of UK HMS Yarmouth F101

1957-nov-29Laid downLaid down
1960-mar-26CommissionedCommissioned aka The Duck
1961-junDeploymentDeployment Kuwait Operation Vantage off Kuwait, to deter Iraqi intentions
1961-sep-02DeploymentDeployment YE Aden Harbour Aden escorted HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with RFA Olna (A216) and RFA Reliant
1961-decRefitRefit until Jul 1962 at HMD Devonport for refit
1962-julHomeportHomeport Londonderry, NI Londonderry new base Londonderry, NI
1965-jul-13 in collision with HMS Tiptoe, SE of Portland during an anti-submarine exercise, damaging her underside.
1965-aug HMD Devonport Navy Days 1965 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1965, in repair
1966RefitRefit Ready for Wasp Sea Cat until Sep 1968 at HMD Portsmouth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1968-aprAircraftAircraft embarked 829 NAS Wasp XS533 / 456 as Ships Flt.
1968-nov-15AircraftAircraft Lyme Bay Accident Wasp XS533 829 NAS Yarmouth Flt / 456 ditched in Lyme Bay. Wreck recovered.
1968-decDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1968-decAircraftAircraft Dec 1968 assigned 829 NAS Wasp XS564 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Feb 1969
1969-febAircraftAircraft Feb 1969 assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV624 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Dec 1970.
1969-julDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-aprDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol in Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
1970-apr-14DeploymentDeployment Apollo 13 splashdown secondary Apollo 13 recovery Apollo XIII splashdown recovery to waters off Mauritius as standby for secondary splashdown site for Apollo XIII recovery
1970-nov-02DeploymentDeployment MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta Exercise Lime Jug Exercise Lime Jug departed Valletta on 29 Oct for Lime Jug, in company with HMS Ark Royal. ENDEX on 15 Nov.
1971HomeportHomeport HMD Rosyth Rosyth new base HMNB Rosyth
1971-aprAircraftAircraft Assigned 829 NAS Wasp XT442 / 456 as Ships Flt, until Jan 1973.
1973-febDeploymentDeployment Gibraltar as Gibraltar guard ship, with Wasp XS544 / 456 embarked
1974-augRefitRefit HMD Rosyth Rosyth until May 1975 at HMD Rosyth for refit.
1976-aug-26AircraftAircraft Accident Ships Flt Wasp XS544 / 456 crashed into Firth of Forth during a families day for ships company.
1976-sepAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp XS529 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Nov 1978, once refit was underway.
1978RefitRefit Rosyth until Jan 1981 at HMD Rosyth for refit, re-joining the Fleet in Jun 1981.
1978-marDeploymentDeployment FR Portsall 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-janAircraftAircraft Jan 1981 re-assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV624 / 456 as Ships Flt until c Jul 1982.
1982-may-08DeploymentDeployment 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-21DeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate Assisted survivors of HMS Ardent in Falkland Sound.
1982-jun-18DeploymentDeployment South Thule Operation Keyhole in company with HMS Endurance and supported by RFA Olmeda, recovered South Thule.
1982-nov-22DeploymentDeployment In collision with HMS Minerva off Portland.
1985-junAircraftAircraft Assigned 829 NAS Wasp XT779 / 456 as Ships Flt, until Aug 1985
1986-febAircraftAircraft Assigned 829 NAS Wasp XT793 / 456 as Ships Flt, until May 1986.
1987-jun-16Fate: sunkFate: sunk Sunk Sunk as a fleet target by HMS Manchester in the North Atlantic.

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Type 12 Rothesay class
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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