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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