A138 HMS Herald

UK Royal Navy

1974 to 2001    

A138 HMS Herald


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Flight Deck: HR
Call Sign: GQIM


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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
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

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UK Robb Caledon (Leith), Leith

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