1975 to 1982    

D80 HMS Sheffield

UK Royal Navy

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


History of UK HMS Sheffield D80

1970-jan-15Laid downLaid down
1971-jun-10LaunchedLaunched by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
1976-decAircraftAircraft assigned to 829 Squadron
Wasp HAS.1 XT441 / 337 as Ships Flt
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review), off Gosport
1979-feb-03AircraftAircraft Accident 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-junRefitRefit until Nov 1980.
1982-apr-02DeploymentDeployment 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: sunkFate: sunk Operation Corporate struck by Exocet missle on 4 May 1982 in South Atlantic and later sank while under tow

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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

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