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  • A138 HMS Herald

    UK Royal Navy

    1974 to 2001    

    A138 HMS Herald


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    Flight Deck: HR
    Call Sign: GQIM
    Shipyard: Robb Caledon (Leith)


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    History of UK A138 HMS Herald

    1972-nov-9Laid down
    1974-oct-31Ship No 512 built at Leith shipyards of Henry Robb (Robb Caledon) for more info see www.leithshipyards.com
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Spitsand
    1979-julAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT794 as 010 Flt / 325 until Apr 1984
    1981-octDeploymentdeparted UK for 7 month survey mission to Middle East waters
    1982-apr-15RefitHMD Portsmouth medical facilities enhanced at Portsmouth, for maritime ambulance role in South Atlantic. Completed 23 Apr.
    1982-apr-24DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth to South Atlantic for CASEVAC operations, leaving theatre 30 Jun 1982
    1987RefitHMD Devonport 1987-1988 Flight deck strengthening for Lynx operations
    1990-augDeploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for eastern Mediterranean as support vessel for 2nd MCM Squadron, as build up for Operation Desert Storm began. Later moved into the Gulf around Bahrein.
    1998Penant number changed to H138
    2001-julFate: transferedsold to an Irish Survey company and renamed Somerville
    2004-jun-18Fate: scrappedINAlang Shipbreakers Scrapping began at Alang.



        from 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



        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    UK Robb Caledon (Leith), Leith

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