F115 HMS Berwick

UK Royal Navy




1961 to 1985    


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Flight Deck: BK
Call Sign: GDDU


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1958-jun-16Laid down
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
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

   

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UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


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Builder

   

UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast


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