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  • A137 HMS Hecate

    UK Royal Navy




    1965 to 1990    


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    Flight Deck: HT
    Call Sign: GQCA


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    History of UK A137 HMS Hecate

    1964-febOrdered
    1964-oct-26Laid downYard No 2257
    1965-febAircraftAssigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT432 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Mar 1967
    1965-mar-31Launched
    1965-oct-20Commissioned
    1966-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1968-junAircraftAssigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS532 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Nov 1969
    1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1970-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1971-sepAircraftAssigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS562 as Hecate Flt/418-HT, until c Feb 1973
    1977-apr-17Port VisitMCPort Hercules visited Monaco as Flagship of Hydrographer of the Navy, for 11th International Hydrographic Conference, 18-30 Apr
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Spitsand
    1982-junRefitHMD Devonport single 20 mm Repaint o/a Pussers Grey and fitted with 2x 20mm guns, in preparation for South Atlantic deployment
    1982-jul-23DeploymentSouth 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-octRefitat HMD Devonport until Mar 1986
    1990Decommissioned
    1994-jan-29Fate: scrappedINPipavav Breakers Yard to Pipavav, India for breaking up

    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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