D80 HMS Sheffield

UK Royal Navy

1975 to 1982    


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


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History of UK D80 HMS Sheffield

1970-jan-15Laid down
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review), off Gosport
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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