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  • D91 HMS Nottingham

    UK Royal Navy




    1983 to 2010    


    D91 HMS Nottingham

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    Flight Deck: NM
    Call Sign: GZIR


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    History of UK D91 HMS Nottingham

    1977-mar-1Ordered
    1978-feb-6Laid downas Batch 2 Type 42
    1980-feb-18Launched
    1983-apr-8Commissioned
    1984-janDeploymentdeparted UK for South Atlantic deployment, returned c Jul.
    1986-sepDeploymentPersian Gulf Armilla Patrol Persian Gulf - Armilla patrol
    1996-jul-20Port VisitMTGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Valletta at Malta
    1998-aug-28DeploymentHMNB Portsmouth International Festival of Sea Participated in IFoS 1998.
    1999Refitmajor life extension refit, completed Nov 2000.
    2002-jul-7DeploymentAULord Howe Island Wolf Rock ran aground, east of Lord Howe Island
    2002-jul-7Aircraft815 Sq 219 Flt Lynx HAS.3 XZ239/417-NM flown off to HMNZS Te Mana for return to UK, via New Zealand
    2002-dec-8Refitreturned to UK aboard heavy lift ship mv Swan and into refit, until Jul 2004 at Fleet Support Ltd for repairs, after running aground in the Pacific Ocean
    2005-mar-3AircraftArabian Sea (NM) Ships Flt Lynx XZ695 wrongly vectored back to ship, ran out of fuel and ditched in Arabian Sea, c 40nm from ship.
    2006-febDeploymentrelieved HMS Manchester on station, as part of eastern Mediterranean anti-terrorism deployment. Relieved in her turn by HMS York in May 2006.
    2007-oct-22DeploymentSouth Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Departed HMNB Portsmouth and relieved HMS Southampton on station in late Nov, until relieved in her turn by HMS Liverpool in Apr 2008.
    2010-feb-11Decommissioned
    2011-junFareham Creek by Jun 2011 was laid up in Fareham Creek
    2011-oct-19Fate: scrappedTRAliaga Shipbreakers left Portsmouth Harbour under tow to Turkey (arrived 18 Nov), for scrapping - completed on 27 Feb 2012.

    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 Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston



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