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D97 HMS Edinburgh

UK Royal Navy

D97 HMS Edinburgh

MMSI: 234590000
Flight Deck: EN
Call Sign: GBBE
Shipyard: Cammell Laird


History of UK HMS Edinburgh D97

1980-sep-08Laid downLaid down at Birkenhead on Merseyside, Yard No. V.1375
1983-apr-14LaunchedLaunched aka The Fortress of the Sea
1986-julAircraftAircraft assigned to 815 Squadron
Lynx HAS.3 ZD264 noted as /411-EB at Middle Wallop
1987DeploymentDeployment Armilla Patrol maiden deployment to Gulf
1988-janAircraftAircraft assigned Lynx HAS.3 XZ689 as 815 NAS / 411-EB Edinburgh Flt until c Nov 1989
1988-sep-26Port VisitPort Visit AU HMAS Kuttabul Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1989DeploymentDeployment STANAVFORLANT spent time with NATO Atlantic patrol
1990RefitRefit CIWS Phalanx 20 mm included addition of a pair of Phalanx CIWS, completed 1991
1990-mayAircraftAircraft assigned Lynx HAS.3 XZ696 as 815 NAS / 411-EB Edinburgh Flt until c Feb 1991
1992-mayDeploymentDeployment Persian Gulf Armilla Patrol Armilla Patrol
1994RefitRefit HMD Rosyth refit at HMD Rosyth
1998-janDeploymentDeployment deployed to South Atlantic as Falkland Islands Guardship, returned to UK in Sep.
2001-may-15DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Jul 2001 and Oct 2001, relieving HMS Glasgow and herself relieved by HMS Montrose. Returned Nov.
2002-sep-16Port VisitPort Visit IT Augusta relieved HMS Chatham on Standing Naval Force Mediterranean duty at Augusta (Sicily).
2003-jan-17DeploymentDeployment Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq and as escort to HMS Ocean, completing 28 May 2003.
2004-aprDeploymentDeployment STANAVFORMED spent time with NATO Mediterranean patrol
2004-novRefitRefit HMD Rosyth Refit major refit at HMD Rosyth, until Sep 2005
2006-sepDeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) relieved HMS Chatham for APT(S) tasking.
2008-febDeploymentDeployment Ex Orion 08 5 month Gulf and Far East deployment, returned Jul 2008
2008-feb-26Port VisitPort Visit MT Grand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta Ex Orion 08 escorted HMS Illustrious into Malta
2008-junDeploymentDeployment SG Sembawang naval base Bersama Shield following completion of Ex Ocean 08 on 30 May, continued to Singapore to take part in Ex Bersama Shield.
2010-jan-25RefitRefit HMD Portsmouth Dockyard entered dry dock at HMD Portsmouth by BAE Systems for her final, 10 month refit which included engine reconditioning / replacement, hull resurfacing and other hydrodynamic efficiencies.
2010-sepAircraftAircraft Assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ726 as 207 Flt / 411, until late Oct 2010.
2010-sepAircraftAircraft Assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 XZ726 as 207 Flt, until late Oct 2010.
2011-may-25DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic APT(S) Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for 6 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Task (South), to relieve HMS York, returning on 2 Dec 2011.
2011-nov-01Port VisitPort Visit PA Balboa Bridge of the Americas Visited Balboa, Panama while returning to the UK.
2012-sep-24DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for 7 month Atlantic Patrol Task (South) mission, to relieve HMS Dauntless. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 28 Mar 2013.
2012-nov-11Port VisitPort Visit Anchored off Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, crew took part in Rememberance Day ceremonial, along with a party of 50 veterans from the Falklands War on the 30th anniversary of the conflict.
2012-decPort VisitPort Visit ZA Simon Town Naval Dockyard visited Simons Town over Christmas 2012, departed 7 Jan 2013.
2013-may-07Port VisitPort Visit Tower Bridge Upper last visit tied up alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool of London, for Battle of the Atlantic commemorations, with Lynx HMA.8 XZ736/322-AS on board.
2013-may-15Port VisitPort Visit Leith Docks Ocean Terminal to Leith (nr Edinburgh) for final visit, prior to decommissioning, until 21 May.
2013-may-23Port VisitPort Visit Cammell Laird Birkenhead Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary to Merseyside - her launch site, for farewell visit and to take part in BOA70 commemorations, until 27 May
2013-may-31HomeportHomeport return to HMNB Portsmouth for final time, prior to decommissioning.
2013-jun-06DecommissionedDecommissioned final Type 42 class to decommission, at HMNB Portsmouth.
2015-aug-12Fate: 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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