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
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


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Builder

   

UK Cammell Laird,



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