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

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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