1961 to 1983    

F106 HMS Brighton

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: BR
Call Sign: GDCU
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Brighton F106

1957-jul-23Laid downLaid down
1962-jul visit to Brighton sussex
1967-mayDeploymentDeployment off Aden, as escort for HMS Victorious.
1967-junDeploymentDeployment assigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War
1967-octDeploymentDeployment GI Gibraltar Harbour 1st warship to take up Gibraltar Guardship duties
1968-augRefitRefit HMD Chatham Ready for Wasp Sea Cat until 1971 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
1971-sepAircraftAircraft Wasp HAS.1 XT779 as 829 Sq Brighton Flt / 461-BR until c Jan 1972
1974-julDeploymentDeployment CY Akrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
1975-aprAircraftAircraft Wasp HAS.1 XT415 as 829 Sq Brighton Flt initially as /461-BR (c Mar 1976) then as /452-BR until c Jul 1981
1977 silver jubilee close inspection of ships photo will reveal a plastic bucket up the mast, it did not go un-noticed.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (6th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
1979-augAircraftAircraft with Wasp XT415 on Plymouth Navy day
1985-sepFate: scrappedFate: scrapped sold for scrap on River Medway, Kent

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Type 12 Rothesay class
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

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