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  • F108 HMS Londonderry

    UK Royal Navy

    1961 to 1984    


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    Flight Deck: LD
    Call Sign: MXRV


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    History of UK F108 HMS Londonderry

    1955-jun-24Orderedalong with HMS Rothesay
    1956-nov-15Laid down
    1960-jul-20Commissioning date, at Cowes, IoW
    1961-novDeploymentto British Honduras for post-Hurricane Hattie humanitarian support, with HMS Vidal and HMS Troubridge. Returned to UK May 1962.
    1961-novDeploymentBMBermuda Dockyard WIGS West Indies Guardship during 1961/62
    1963DeploymentWest Indies Guardship during 1963/64
    1969RefitReady for Wasp Sea Cat until 1970 at HMD Rosyth to fit Seacat, upgrade electronics and equip for Wasp operations
    1969HomeportHMD Chatham HMNB Chatham
    1969-novAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XV637 as Londonderry Flt/447-LD until 9 Dec.
    1970-marAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT428 as Londonderry Flt/447, until c Aug 1975
    1974-janDeploymentdeparted UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Apollo, HMS Argonaut, HMS Ariadne and HMS Danae, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
    1975-novRefitHMD Rosyth until 11 Oct 1979 at HMD Rosyth as trials ship for ASWE. Armaments and hangar removed, flight deck remodelled and two masts added aft..
    1979HomeportHMNB Portsmouth HMNB Portsmouth
    1989-junFate: sunkexpended as fleet target



        from 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



        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    UK J Samuel White, East Cowes

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