1965 to 1990    

A137 HMS Hecate

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: HT
Call Sign: GQCA
Shipyard: Yarrow


History of UK HMS Hecate A137

1964-oct-26Laid downLaid down Yard No 2257
1965-febAircraftAircraft Assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT432 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Mar 1967
1966-aug-27DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
1968-junAircraftAircraft Assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS532 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Nov 1969
1969-jul-26DeploymentDeployment Torbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay, flying the flag of the Hydrographer of the Navy.
1970-aug-29Port VisitPort Visit HMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
1971-sepAircraftAircraft Assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS562 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Feb 1973
1977-apr-17Port VisitPort Visit MC Port Hercules visited Monaco as Flagship of Hydrographer of the Navy, for 11th International Hydrographic Conference, 18-30 Apr
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Spitsand
1982-junRefitRefit HMD Devonport single 20 mm Repaint o/a Pussers Grey and fitted with 2x 20mm guns, in preparation for South Atlantic deployment
1982-jul-23DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Departed UK for South Atlantic with 829 NAS 013 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XV626 / 414 embarked, to cover as Ice Patrol Ship while HMS Endurance was refitting in UK. Returned to UK via Pacific and Panama Canal, on 18 Feb 1983.
1985-octRefitRefit at HMD Devonport until Mar 1986
1994-jan-29Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped IN Pipavav Breakers Yard to Pipavav, India for breaking up

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Hecla class
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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