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  • FM02 BAE Morán Valverde

    EC Ecuadorian Navy

    1967 to 1991 - UK Royal Navy - F47 HMS Danae    

    1991 to 2008    


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    History of UK F47 HMS Danae

    1964-dec-16Laid down
    1966-aug-27UKHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1967-sepAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT415 as Danae Flt/464, until Sep 1969
    1968-oct-18Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for 13 month Far East and Australasian deployment, returned 2 Oct 1969.
    1968-decDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1969-feb-28Port VisitNZHMNZD Devonport visit to Auckland, NZ, departed on 10 Mar
    1969-aug-11DeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions until 18 Aug.
    1969-sep-6AircraftAccident Wasp XT415/464 ditched after engine failure off Cape Town. Float bags deployed and airframe recovered. To Fleetlands by Oct 1969.
    1969-nov-23Port VisitUKHugh Town Isles of Scilly 3 day visit to Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly, departed on 26 Nov.
    1970-feb-12Port Visitvisited Lisbon, until 16 Feb 1970
    1970-aug-29Port VisitUKHMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1973-mayAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS572 as Danae Flt/477, until c Apr 1977
    1974-janDeploymentdeparted UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Apollo, HMS Argonaut, HMS Ariadne and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
    1976-aprAircrafttook Arethusa Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT437 on loan until May
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (7th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
    1977-augRefitMM38 Exocet single launcher Conversion to Exocet began, completed 1980
    1977-aug-27UKHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977, in refit
    1981-aug-29Port VisitUKHMD Devonport Navy Days 1981 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1981
    1982-augDeploymentSouth Atlantic to South Atlantic, patrolling the Falklands and escort for HMS Illustrious, on station
    1985DeploymentSouth Atlantic to South Atlantic, patrolling the Falklands
    1987NATO Standing Naval Forces Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT). Included visits to Azores, Bermuda, Halifax (Canada), Baltimore
    1989-aug-28DeploymentUKHMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
    1990-julDeploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for 5 month South Atlantic deployment, returning Dec 1990 after being relieved by HMS Cumberland.
    1991-julFate: transferedto Ecuador as Moran Valverde

    History of EC FM02 BAE Morán Valverde

    1991-julFate: transferedto Ecuador, ex UK RN HMS Danae (F47)



        from Exocet Leander class
    4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher



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    EC Ecuadorian Navy Bell 206 01

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