F93 HMS Beaver

UK Royal Navy




1984 to 1999    


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Flight Deck: VB
Call Sign: GBBL


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History of UK F93 HMS Beaver

1979-apr-25Ordered
1980-jun-20Laid down
1982-may-8Launched
1984-julAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/374-VB until c Sep1984
1984-sepAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD268 /375-VB until c Feb1986
1984-dec-13Commissioned
1985-oct-7DeploymentSouth West Approaches Rescue Beaver Flt Lynx ZD268 winched two injured crewmen from mv Reefer Dolphin in Bay of Biscay and flew them to Treliske Hospital, Truro, refueling aboard HMNLS Banckert en route.
1986-febAircraft815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ239 /375-VB assigned, until c Sep 1987
1986-marAircraft815 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ691/374-VB assigned, until c Feb 1988
1988-marAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ244/374-VB until c Oct 1988
1988-octAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ719 /374-VB until c Jun 1989
1989-julAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3GM ZD256/374-VB until c Mar 1990
1989-octDeploymentPersian Gulf Armilla Patrol On station in Persian Gulf / Straits of Hormuz during Armilla Patrol assignment.
1991-augAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 XZ726 /374-VB until c Jan 1992
1997-apr-24AircraftWasp NZ3907 on board
1999-may-1Decommissioned
2001-febFate: scrappedsold for scrap

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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