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  • F92 HMS Boxer

    UK Royal Navy




    1983 to 1999    



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    Flight Deck: XB
    Call Sign: GBBK


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    History of UK F92 HMS Boxer

    1979-apr-25Ordered
    1979-nov-1Laid down
    1981-jun-17LaunchedYard No 1024
    1983-dec-22Commissioned
    1984-janTrialsTrials ship for Computer Assisted Command System (CACS1).
    1984-decAircraft815 NAS 211 Flt transferred in from HMS Glamorgan.
    1988-octDeployment Armilla Patrol ordered to Gulf as emergency replacement for HMS Southampton (damaged in a collision), with Lynx XZ239/377-XB and XZ724/376-XB embarked.
    1989Refitemerged 1990
    1989-janAircraft829 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD251 assigned as /376-XB until c Sep 1989
    1992-marAircraft829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GM ZD253 assigned as /376-XB until c Dec 1992
    1992-may-22DeploymentGRPiraeus Task Group 318.1 Orient 92 deployment Port visit to Piraeus with Task Group 318.1, after Exercise Dragon Hammer in the eastern Mediterranean.
    1998-aprAircraft815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZD265 as Boxer Flt / 376-XB by Apr 1998 until c Aug 1999
    1999-aug-4Decommissioned
    2004-augFate: sunksunk as fleet target in North Atlantic, after being towed out of Portsmouth on 27 Jul.

    Specifications

       

        from Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class
    273crew
    4800full load (tn)
    146.50length (m)
    14.80beam (m)
    6.40draught (m)
    4500range (nm)
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
    4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
    2Missile Launcher Sea Wolf
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
    1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 910
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1006
    1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2016

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 12
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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