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  • D-12 Almirante Cochrane

    CL Chilean Navy

    1970 to 1984 - UK Royal Navy - D18 HMS Antrim    

    1984 to 2006    


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    History of UK D18 HMS Antrim

    1966-jan-20Laid downFairfield Yard No 833
    1970-aug-10Aircraft737 Sq Antrim Flt formed at Portland with XP137/406-AN
    1970-nov-23Homeportat HMNB Portsmouth
    1971-mar-30Commissionedat South Railway Jetty, Portsmouth
    1971-julPort Visitvisit to Antwerp
    1972-janDeploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 9 week Mediterranean deployment, returning 23 Mar.
    1972-jan-20Port Visitextended period alongside at Gibraltar, with 737 Sq Antrim Flt disembarked at RAF North Front, departed on 6 Mar.
    1972-mar-9Port VisitESBarcelona Port Heliport Barcelona 5 day visit to Barcelona during Mediterranean deployment
    1972-junDeploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for Mediterranean deployment, attached to the US VI Fleet, returning mid Sep 1972.
    1972-novAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XS862 as Antrim Flt/406-AN, until c 1977
    1972-dec-29DeploymentDeployment to the far east, Return Sept 1973.
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, off Mother Bank
    1977-augAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP150 as Antrim Flt/406-AN, until c May 1979
    1979-mayAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XM923 as Ships Flt until c Jul 1979, for service in Northern Ireland
    1981-aug-29Port VisitUKHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
    1981-decAircraftassigned 737 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP142 as Antrim Flt/406-AN, until c Jul 1982
    1982-apr-2Deployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from an exercise, leaving theatre on 29 Jun 1982.
    1982-apr-14DeploymentGrytviken Operation Paraquat Joined HMS Endurance, HMS Plymouth and RFA Tidespring for recovery of South Georgia. Antrim was flagship for the Paraquat Task Group (317.8) with Wessex HAS.3 XP142/406-AN of 737 NAS (100 Flt) embarked.
    1982-nov-8Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for Falkland patrol with 737 Sq XM328/406-AN embarked. Returned to UK, 25 Mar 1983.
    1983-aprAircraftassigned 772 Sq Wessex HAS.3 XP150 as Antrim Flt/406-AN, until c Feb 1984

    History of CL D-12 Almirante Cochrane

    1984Commissionedex UK RN HMS Antrim

    History of UK D18 HMS Antrim

    1984-jun-22Fate: transferedto Chile: Almirante Cochrane (12)

    History of CL D-12 Almirante Cochrane

    1994-mayRefitrefit completed at Talcahuano for Super Puma operation
    2010-dec-11Fate: scrappedleft Chile under tow, bound for a breakers yard in China



        from County class
    5440light (tn)
    6200full load (tn)
    158.70length (m)
    16.50beam (m)
    6.10draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    60000power (shp)
    4Naval Engine gas turbine
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: COSAG
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    2Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    1Missile Launcher Sea Slug
    2Naval Gun Mark 6 4.5 inch (twin 114mm)
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar air direction radar Type 277
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 901
    1Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 903
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992



        Typical Max
    CL Chilean Navy SNIA SA319B Alouette III 11
    CL Chilean Navy SNIA AS332 Super Puma 12
    CL Chilean Navy Bell 206 11

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