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D88 HMS Glasgow

UK Royal Navy

Flight Deck: GW
Call Sign: GQIJ
Shipyard: Swan Hunter (Neptune)
See Also: FF Type 26 class


History of UK HMS Glasgow D88

1974-mar-07Laid downLaid down Swan Hunter (Neptune) Yard No. 62
1976-sep-23 Major fire broke out while being fitted out with builders
1977-may-25CommissionedCommissioned with the icon of St Mungo, Patron Saint of Glasgow as Ships Crest
1979-mar-08 put back to sea after repairs from major fire while with builders.
1979-junAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ254/344-GW for Ships Flt until Apr 1981
1980-aug-08DeploymentDeployment to St Lucia for disaster relief operations following Hurricane Allen
1981-aprAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ732/344-GW for Ships Flt until Apr 1982
1981-mayDeploymentDeployment supported by RFA Olwen and HM Submarine Superb, shadowed Kirov task group in the northern Atlantic.
1982-apr-02DeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from Exercise Springtrain to join CV Battle Group, suffering bomb damage on 12 May and leaving theatre on 27 May 1982.
1982-apr-17AircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ247/344 for Ships Flt until May 1982
1982-may-12DeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate hit by 1000lb bomb, which passed through the hull without exploding.
1982-may-25AircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ696/344-GW for Ships Flt until Jun 1982
1982-sepAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ694/344-GW for Ships Flt until Dec 1982
1984-mar-12DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for a 5 month and Indian Ocean deployment, returned on 18 Aug
1986-sepAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ696/344-GW for Ships Flt until Mar 1988
1987-marDeploymentDeployment sent to Zeebrugge, to assist with the capsized ferry, Herald of Free Enterprise
1987-mar-31DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Rosyth for 5 month North Atlantic and Caribbean deployment, returned on 28 Aug
1988-sepAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3S XZ240/344-GW for Ships Flt until Mar 1991
1990-aprDeploymentDeployment Task Group 318.1 left for western North Atlantic deployment as part of TG 318.1, escorting HMS Ark Royal (flagship), HMS Brave and HMS Cumberland, supported by RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olna. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 28 Jun.
1991-marAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ232/344-GW for Ships Flt until Oct 1991
1991-jun-13DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for 5 month Far East deployment, returned to HMNB Rosyth on 22 Nov
1991-novRefitRefit at HMD Rosyth, until mid Feb 1992
1992-janAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ726/344-GW for Ships Flt until Sep 1992
1992-sepAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ235/344-GW for Ships Flt until Nov 1992
1992-novAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3 XZ250/344-GW for Ships Flt until Jul 1993
1993-julAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3S XZ721/344-GW for Ships Flt until Mar 1994
1993-novDeploymentDeployment deployed to Gulf and Middle East and returned to HMNB Portsmouth in Mar 1994
1994-mayAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3 ZD268/344-GW for Ships Flt until Dec 1995
1994-jun-21Port VisitPort Visit 3 day visit to the Baltic Sea port of Baltyisk, departed 24 Jun
1994-sep-10Port VisitPort Visit visit to Cherbourg
1994-oct-16Port VisitPort Visit 6 day visit to St Petersburg as Royal Escort for HMY Britannia
1996-janAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.2 XZ727/344-GW for Ships Flt until Jul 1996
1996-feb-29DeploymentDeployment 50nm NW of Isle of Lewis Medical assistance Ships Flt Lynx transferred medical staff to a Russian Victor III class submarine, operating c 50 nm NW of Isle of Lewis to assess illness of a Russian crewman.
1998-mayAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3S ZD255/344-GW for Ships Flt until Feb 2000
1999-sep-18DeploymentDeployment Savu Sea East Timor Operation Langar departed Darwin, Aus as part of an Australian and New Zealand fleet (INTERFET), to assist international peacekeeping forces in East Timor until 30 Sep, and returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 11 Nov.
1999-sep-18DeploymentDeployment left Darwin as part of an international peace keeping force, for East Timor.
2000-febAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3S ZD254/344-GW for Ships Flt until Oct 2000
2000-octAircraftAircraft allocated Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ733/344-GW for Ships Flt until Sep 2001
2001DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Atlantic Patrol Task (South), deployed around Falkland Islands between Feb 2001 and Jul 2001, relieving HMS Iron Duke and herself relieved by HMS Edinburgh.
2001-aug-24Port VisitPort Visit HMNB Portsmouth IFoS 2001 International Festival of Sea 2001 Present at IFoS Portsmouth.
2003-sep-05Port VisitPort Visit Yorkhill Quay visited Glasgow for 9 days
2003-nov-03DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) departed HMNB Portsmouth for Atlantic Patrol Task (South) deployment. Operated around Falkland Islands between Nov 2003 and Apr 2004, relieving HMS Lancaster and herself relieved by HMS Cardiff. Returned 7 May 2004.
2003-dec-11Port VisitPort Visit AO Luanda Bay Port first visit to Angola by a RN Warship for a decade, in company with RFA Gold Rover
2004-oct-11Port VisitPort Visit 7 day visit to Glasgow, prior to decommissioning
2006-jul Fareham Creek by Jul 2006 was laid up in Fareham Creek
2009-jan-07Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped TR Aliaga Shipbreakers left Portsmouth, under tow to Turkey, for scrapping

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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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