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  • 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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