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D98 HMS York

UK Royal Navy

D98 HMS York

IMO: 4907103
MMSI: 234642000
Flight Deck: YK
Call Sign: GBBB
Shipyard: Swan Hunter (Neptune)


History of UK HMS York D98

1980-jan-08Laid downLaid down Swan Hunter (Neptune) at Swan Hunter Neptune Yard, Yard No 111
1985-jun-01AircraftAircraft 815 Squadron 217 (York) Flt formed with Lynx HAS.2 XZ689/407-YK at RNAS Portland, until c Jun 1986
1985-aug-09CommissionedCommissioned at HMD Rosyth
1986-julAircraftAircraft 815 NAS 217 Flt Lynx HAS.3GSM XZ227/407-YK assigned until Apr 1988
1990-sepDeploymentDeployment Persian Gulf Armilla Patrol Along with HMS Battleaxe and HMS Jupiter, were relieved by HMS Brazen, HMS Cardiff and HMS Gloucester (as part of TG 321.1).
1994RefitRefit navigation radar Type 1007 Refit to modernise radars, adding the Type 996 Air Search and Type 1007 Navigation.
1995-octAircraftAircraft assigned 815 NAS 221 Flt Lynx HAS.3SGM XZ228/407-YK, until c Jan 1999
2000-mayAircraftAircraft 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD265 as York Flt / 407-YK by May 2000, until c Mar 2001
2001-aug-24Port VisitPort Visit HMNB Portsmouth IFoS 2001 International Festival of Sea 2001 Present at IFoS Portsmouth.
2002-may-16Port VisitPort Visit IN Mumbai Harbour to Mumbai, for 4 day visit and to work with INS Delhi.
2003-jan-17DeploymentDeployment Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq, completing 17 May 2003.
2005-julDeploymentDeployment left HMNB Portsmouth for a 5 month Far East deployment in support of the Five Powers Defence Agreement.
2006-mayDeploymentDeployment relieved HMS Nottingham on station, as part of eastern Mediterranean anti-terrorism deployment.
2006-julDeploymentDeployment LB off Lebanon Operation Highbrow assisted in evacuation of British nationals from Beirut, during Israel-Lebanon war
2006-sepAircraftAircraft CY RAF Akrotiri Lynx XZ228 airfreighted to Akrotiri for 219 York Flt/407-YK, assigned until c Jan 2007
2007-jul-20Port VisitPort Visit visited Tyneside
2009-may-01Port VisitPort Visit JE St. Helier, Jersey Ship Open to Visitors at 2nd Jersey Boat Show in St Helier Marina
2009-nov-30DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic left HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month deployment to relieve HMS Gloucester as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South). Believed to have Lynx HAS.3GMS ZD264/407-YK embarked.
2010-jun-10HomeportHomeport returned to HMNB Portsmouth after 7 months as APT(S), having been relieved in theatre by HMS Portland.
2011-feb-11DeploymentDeployment LY Benghazi Operation Deference left HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Ship (South) but diverted en route on 22 Feb to Mediterranean via Malta to deliver a consignment of Swedish medical aid and equipment to Benghazi (by 2 Mar) and was relieved on station by HMS Westminster, before heading for South Atlantic. Returned to UK 8 Jul 2011.
2011-feb-26Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta entered Malta, with refugees from Libya, prior to departing with humanitarian aid supplies
2011-jun-22Port VisitPort Visit visited Bermuda for 2 day stay
2011-oct-17DeploymentDeployment LY Libyan coast left HMNB Portsmouth to relieve HMS Liverpool off Libya, as part of Operation Unified Protector
2011-decDeploymentDeployment designated Fleet Ready Escort, to deter threats in UK waters.
2012-may-05 HMNB Portsmouth at HMNB Portsmouth
2012-sep-13Port VisitPort Visit to King George Dock, Hull for final visit prior to decommissioning, and a Freedom of the City of York parade on 15 Sep.
2012-sep-20HomeportHomeport returned to HMNB Portsmouth for the final time, prior to decommissioning.
2012-sep-27DecommissionedDecommissioned at HMNB Portsmouth
2015-aug-19Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped TR Aliaga Shipbreakers departed Portsmouth under tow, for scrapping in Turkey

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Type 42 (Batch 3)
3880light (tn)
5350full load (tn)
141.10length (m)
14.90beam (m)
5.80draught (m)

1Missile Launcher Sea Dart

1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

1Naval Radar air search radar Type 1022
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2016

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