A133 HMS Hecla

UK Royal Navy




1965 to 1997    


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Flight Deck: HL
Call Sign: GPBA


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History of UK A133 HMS Hecla

1964-febOrdered
1964-may-6Laid down
1964-dec-21Launched
1965-jun-9Commissioned
1966-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
1967-aug-26DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1967 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Spitsand
1982-mar-2DeploymentDeparted HMNB Devonport on a 5 month North Atlantic deployment, due back Aug 1982.
1982-apr-14Deployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic departing Gibraltar on 20 Apr for CASEVAC operations, leaving theatre on 29 Jun 1982.
1982-apr-16AircraftGIRAF Gibraltar 829 Sq 032 Hecla Flt formed, with Wasp HAS.1 XT420 which was sent to Gibraltar via RAF Hercules.
1997Decommissionedto be replaced by HMS Scott

Specifications

   

    from Hecla class
116crew
2800full load (tn)
79.30length (m)
15beam (m)
4.70draught (m)
12000range (nm)
14max speed (knots)
3840power (shp)
1Naval Engine electric motors
3Naval Engine diesel - electric Paxman 12YJCZ
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006

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Builder

   

UK Yarrow, Scotstoun