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  • D118 HMS Coventry

    UK Royal Navy




    1978 to 1982    


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    Flight Deck: CV
    Call Sign: GQIG
    See Also: FF Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class F98


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    History of UK D118 HMS Coventry

    1973-jan-29Laid downYard No. V.1359
    1974-jun-21Launched
    1978-oct-20Commissioned
    1979-aprAircraftassigned 815 NAS 212 Flt Lynx HAS.2 XZ250 / 336-CV, until c Jan 1980
    1980-febAircraftassigned 815 NAS 212 Flt Lynx HAS.2 XZ257 / 336-CV, until c Nov 1981
    1980-oct-7Deployment Armilla Patrol First British Warship to be assigned the Armilla Patrol duty, with XZ257 embarked.
    1982-janAircraftassigned 815 NAS Lynx HAS.2 XZ700 /336-CV by Jan 1982
    1982-apr-2Deployment Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from Exercise Springtrain, off Gibraltar.
    1982-apr-17Aircraftexchanged Ships Flt with Sea Skua fitted Lynx HAS.2 XZ242 /336
    1982-mayDecommissioned
    1982-may-25Fate: sunkSouth Atlantic (CV) Enemy Action Sunk after being hit by bombs in South Atlantic

    Specifications

       

        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

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Cammell Laird,



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