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  • F106 HMS Brighton

    UK Royal Navy




    1961 to 1983    


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    Flight Deck: BR
    Call Sign: GDCU


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    History of UK F106 HMS Brighton

    1957-jul-23Laid down
    1959-oct-30Launched
    1961-sep-28Commissioned
    1967-mayDeploymentoff Aden, as escort for HMS Victorious.
    1967-junDeploymentassigned to Eastern Task Force off Aden, guarding interests during Middle East Six Day War
    1967-octDeploymentGIGibraltar Harbour 1st warship to take up Gibraltar Guardship duties
    1968-augRefitHMD Chatham Ready for Wasp Sea Cat until 1971 at HMD Chatham to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1971-sepAircraftWasp HAS.1 XT779 as 829 Sq Brighton Flt / 461-BR until c Jan 1972
    1974-julDeploymentCYAkrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force escort to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
    1975-aprAircraftWasp HAS.1 XT415 as 829 Sq Brighton Flt initially as /461-BR (c Mar 1976) then as /452-BR until c Jul 1981
    1977silver jubilee close inspection of ships photo will reveal a plastic bucket up the mast, it did not go un-noticed.
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (6th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
    1979-augAircraftwith Wasp XT415 on Plymouth Navy day
    1983Decommissioned
    1985-sepFate: scrappedsold for scrap on River Medway, Kent

    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

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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