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  • F115 HMS Berwick

    UK Royal Navy




    1961 to 1985    



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    Flight Deck: BK
    Call Sign: GDDU


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    History of UK F115 HMS Berwick

    1958-jun-16Laid downYard No 1590.
    1959-dec-15Launched
    1961-jun-1Commissioned
    1964-aprDeploymentto Jan 1965, deployed to Far East
    1966-aprDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Patrol Beira Patrol, off Mozambique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
    1969RefitReady for Wasp Sea Cat until 1971 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1971-janAircraft829 NAS Berwick Flt formed with Wasp, until Oct 1973 (to Lowestoft Flt).
    1971-novDeploymentassisted in humanitarian operations in St Vincent, following eruption of Mount Soufriere, supported by HMS Phoebe and departed by 8 Dec.
    1974-aprAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV632 as Berwick Flt/440-BK until Nov 1977
    1975-jul-22Deploymentdeparted 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 VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (8th Frigate Squadron), off Lee anchorage
    1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1982-aprDeploymentrecommissioned from reserve and deployed as Gibraltar Guard Ship during Operation Corporate.
    1985-oct-31Decommissioned
    1986-aug-18Fate: sunkexpended as fleet target

    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


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    Builder

       

    UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast



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