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  • D80 HMS Sheffield

    UK Royal Navy

    1975 to 1982    


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    Flight Deck: SD
    Call Sign: GNUD
    Shipyard: BAE Systems (Vickers)
    See Also: FF Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class F96


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    History of UK D80 HMS Sheffield

    1970-jan-15Laid down
    1971-jun-10Launchedby HM Queen Elizabeth II.
    1976-decAircraft assigned to 829 Squadron
    Wasp HAS.1 XT441 / 337 as Ships Flt
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review), off Gosport
    1979-feb-3AircraftAccident assigned to 829 Squadron
    Ships Flt Wasp XT441/337 ditched in sea off Gibraltar following engine fire and tail severed. Wreck recovered to UK.
    1979-junRefituntil Nov 1980.
    1982-apr-2Deployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise with 815 Squadron 213 Flt (XZ725/337-SD) embarked to join Advanced Group. Exchanged Lynx for XZ721 with HMS Brilliant 22 Apr 1982.
    1982-may-10Fate: sunkOperation Corporate struck by Exocet missle on 4 May 1982 in South Atlantic and later sank while under tow



        from Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class
    3560light (tn)
    4350full load (tn)
    125length (m)
    14beam (m)
    5.80draught (m)
    4000range (nm)
    29max speed (knots)
    50000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
    1Missile Launcher Sea Dart
    4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 909
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050



        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11

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    UK BAE Systems (Vickers),

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