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  • 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 downYard No 2256
    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 012 Hecla Flt (/416 allocated but not carried) formed, with Wasp HAS.1 XT420 which was sent to Gibraltar via RAF Hercules and embarked 20 Apr.
    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

    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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