D19 HMS Glamorgan

UK Royal Navy

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

1966 to 1986    


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Call Sign: GKBH


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1962-sep-13Laid down
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.
1971-octAircraft737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM919/400-GL assigned to Glamorgan Flt, until c Nov 1973
1971-decDeploymentBMHamilton 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)
1998-dec-31DecommissionedCL D-14 Almirante Latorre Decommissioned from Chilean Navy and placed into Reserve
2004Fate: sunkCL D-14 Almirante Latorre tow 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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