1961 to 1985    

F115 HMS Berwick

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: BK
Call Sign: GDDU
Shipyard: Harland and Wolff


History of UK HMS Berwick F115

1958-jun-16Laid downLaid down Yard No 1590.
1964-aprDeploymentDeployment to Jan 1965, deployed to Far East
1966-aprDeploymentDeployment Mozambique Channel Beira Patrol Beira Patrol, off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
1969RefitRefit Ready for Wasp Sea Cat until 1971 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1971-janAircraftAircraft 829 NAS Berwick Flt formed with Wasp, until Oct 1973 (to Lowestoft Flt).
1971-novDeploymentDeployment assisted in humanitarian operations in St Vincent, following eruption of Mount Soufriere, supported by HMS Phoebe and departed by 8 Dec.
1974-aprAircraftAircraft assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV632 as Berwick Flt/440-BK until Nov 1977
1975-jul-22DeploymentDeployment departed UK as escort for HMS Glamorgan, flagship of global Task Group 317.3, accompanied by HMS Ajax, HMS Plymouth, HMS Rothesay. Support provided by RFA Gold Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidespring. Returned 14 Apr 1976
1976-aug-28Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (8th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
1977-aug-27DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1982-aprDeploymentDeployment recommissioned from reserve and deployed as Gibraltar Guard Ship during Operation Corporate.
1986-aug-18Fate: sunkFate: sunk expended as fleet target

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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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