1966 to 1986    

D19 HMS Glamorgan

UK Royal Navy

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

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


History of UK HMS Glamorgan D19

1962-sep-13Laid downLaid down Yard No 176
1967-apr-22Port VisitPort Visit until 27 Apr to Cardiff.
1967-julAircraftAircraft 829 Sq Wessex HAS.1 XM874/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until c 1970
1968-sep-20DeploymentDeployment Exercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct
1969-jul-26DeploymentDeployment Torbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay, flying the flag of Flag Officer Submarines.
1970-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
1971-octAircraftAircraft 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM919/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until c Nov 1973
1971-decDeploymentDeployment BM Bermuda Dockyard to Bermuda, in company with HMS Phoebe in support of UK-US heads of government summit
1974-mayAircraftAircraft 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM871/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until 21 Aug 1975
1975-jul-22DeploymentDeployment departed 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-21AircraftAircraft Red 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-sepAircraftAircraft 737 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-febDeploymentDeployment Departed HMNB Portsmouth for 4 month Mediterranean deployment, returning 25 May 1977.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Ryde Sand
1978RefitRefit Refit until early 1981
1981-mayAircraftAircraft Wessex HAS.3 XM837 of 737 Sq assigned to Glamorgan Flt / 400-GL
1982-aprDeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate Despatched as part of the Falklands recovery task force.
1982-jun-12AircraftAircraft South 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-julRefitRefit until 1983 to repair Exocet damage from the Falklands campaign, including a replacement hangar from HMS Devonshire and fitted for Lynx operation.
1982-octAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ695 as / 400-GL by late Oct 1982, until c Mar 1983
1983-marAircraftAircraft 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ240/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until c May 1984
1983-nov-18DeploymentDeployment LB off 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-decAircraftAircraft Ships Flt transferred to HMS Boxer.
1986-aprAircraftAircraft assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ734 as / 400-GL by Apr 1986, short term, until c Aug 1986
1986-oct-03Fate: transferedFate: transfered to Chile as Almirante Latorre (14)

History of CL Almirante Latorre D-14

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

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County class
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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