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  • D19 HMS Glamorgan

    UK Royal Navy

    1986 to 1998 - CL Chilean Navy - D-14 Almirante Latorre    

    1966 to 1986    


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    Flight Deck: GL
    Call Sign: GKBH
    Shipyard: Vickers-Armstrong


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    History of UK D19 HMS Glamorgan

    1962-sep-13Laid downYard No 176
    1967-apr-22Port Visituntil 27 Apr to Cardiff.
    1967-julAircraft829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XM874/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until c 1970
    1968-sep-20DeploymentExercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct
    1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1970-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1971-octAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM919/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until c Nov 1973
    1971-decDeploymentBMBermuda Dockyard to Bermuda, in company with HMS Phoebe in support of UK-US heads of government summit
    1974-mayAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM871/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until 21 Aug 1975
    1975-jul-22Deploymentdeparted UK as flagship of global Task Group 317.3, escorted by elements of the 8th Frigate Squadron HMS Ajax, HMS Berwick, HMS Plymouth and HMS Rothesay. Support provided by RFA Gold Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidespring. Returned 14 Apr 1976
    1975-aug-21AircraftRed Sea Accident Wessex HAS.3 XM871 w/o 21 Aug 1975 with 737 Sq/400-GL when it crashed into the Red Sea, operating from HMS Glamorgan, and sank during failed recovery attempt.
    1975-sepAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM328/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt (joined ship in Singapore, after loss of XM871) Sep 1975 until c Mar 1978
    1977-febDeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 4 month Mediterranean deployment, returning 25 May 1977.
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand
    1978RefitRefit until early 1981
    1981-mayAircraftWessex HAS.3 XM837 of 737 Sq assigned to Glamorgan Flt / 400-GL
    1982-aprDeployment Operation Corporate Despatched as part of the Falklands recovery task force.
    1982-jun-12AircraftSouth Atlantic (GL) HMS Glamorgan Exocet hit Damaged by land-launched MM38 Exocet 16.5 nm NE of Lively Island, after supporting 3 Commando Brigade in battle for Two Sisters peaks. Warhead entered hangar, killing 14 and destroyed embarked Wessex HAS.3 XM837/400-GL of 737 Sq.
    1982-julRefituntil 1983 to repair Exocet damage from the Falklands campaign, including a replacement hangar from HMS Devonshire and fitted for Lynx operation.
    1982-octAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ695 as / 400-GL by late Oct 1982, until c Mar 1983
    1983-marAircraft815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ240/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until c May 1984
    1983-nov-18DeploymentLBoff Lebanon Operation Offcut ordered to stand off Beirut as advanced units for support of British forces and civilians in Lebanon. Relieved by HMS Fearless on 28 Nov.
    1984-decAircraftShips Flt transferred to HMS Boxer.
    1986-aprAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ734 as / 400-GL by Apr 1986, short term, until c Aug 1986
    1986-oct-3Fate: transferedto Chile as Almirante Latorre (14)

    History of CL D-14 Almirante Latorre

    1998-dec-31DecommissionedDecommissioned from Chilean Navy and placed into Reserve
    2004Fate: sunktow snapped on journey to be scrapped



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    5440light (tn)
    6200full load (tn)
    158.70length (m)
    16.50beam (m)
    6.10draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    60000power (shp)
    4Naval Engine gas turbine
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: COSAG
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    1Missile Launcher Sea Slug
    2Naval Gun Mark 6 4.5 inch (twin 114mm)
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar air direction radar Type 277
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 901
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 903
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992



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