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  • F98 HMS Coventry

    UK Royal Navy

    2004 to present - RO Romanian Naval Forces - Regele Ferdinand class F221 Regele Ferdinand    



    1988 to 2001    



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    Flight Deck: CV
    Call Sign: GDKG
    Shipyard: Swan Hunter (Wallsend)
    See Also: DDG Type 42 (Batch 1 and 2) class D118


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    History of UK F98 HMS Coventry

    1982-dec-14Ordered
    1984-mar-29Laid downSwan Hunter (Wallsend) at Wallsend, Yard No 124. Originally to be named HMS Boadicea.
    1986-apr-8Launched
    1988-oct-14Commissioned
    1988-decAircraft829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ696 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Jun 1989
    1990-mayDeployment Operation Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War with Sea King XZ571/136 embarked
    1991-marAircraft829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ229 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Oct 1991
    1992-julAircraft829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ230 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Apr 1995
    1997-junDeploymentordered to Albania coast, primarily to provide protection for election observers
    1998-oct-19AircraftHMD Devonport arrived at HMNB Devonport with Lynx HAS.3S XZ724 / 336-CV ranged on the flight deck.
    1999-mayAircraft815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZF562 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Feb 2000
    1999-aug-6Port VisitDKCopenhagen Holmen STANAVFORLANT visited Copenhagen with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZF562/336-CV embarked
    2001-julDeploymentSix month deployment for Caribbean patrol
    2001-decDecommissioned
    2003-jan-14Fate: transferedto Fortele Navale Romane as Regele Ferdinand

    History of RO Regele Ferdinand class F221 Regele Ferdinand

    2004-sep-9Commissionedex UK RN HMS Coventry (F98)
    2011-aprDeploymentoff Libya Operation Unified Protector deployed from Constanța for NATO embargo enforcement, off Libya.

    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 Swan Hunter (Wallsend), Wallsend



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