1988 to 2001    

F98 HMS Coventry

UK Royal Navy

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

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


History of UK HMS Coventry F98

1984-mar-29Laid downLaid down Swan Hunter (Wallsend) at Wallsend, Yard No 124. Originally to be named HMS Boadicea.
1988-decAircraftAircraft 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ696 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Jun 1989
1990-mayDeploymentDeployment Operation Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War with Sea King XZ571/136 embarked
1991-marAircraftAircraft 829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ229 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Oct 1991
1992-julAircraftAircraft 829 Sq Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ230 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Apr 1995
1997-junDeploymentDeployment ordered to Albania coast, primarily to provide protection for election observers
1998-oct-19AircraftAircraft HMD Devonport arrived at HMNB Devonport with Lynx HAS.3S XZ724 / 336-CV ranged on the flight deck.
1999-mayAircraftAircraft 815 Sq Lynx HMA.8 ZF562 assigned as Coventry Flt/336-CV, until c Feb 2000
1999-aug-06Port VisitPort Visit DK Copenhagen Holmen STANAVFORLANT visited Copenhagen with 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZF562/336-CV embarked
2001-julDeploymentDeployment Six month deployment for Caribbean patrol
2003-jan-14Fate: transferedFate: transfered to Fortele Navale Romane as Regele Ferdinand

History of Regele Ferdinand class RO Regele Ferdinand F221

2004-sep-09CommissionedCommissioned ex UK RN HMS Coventry (F98)
2011-aprDeploymentDeployment off Libya Operation Unified Protector deployed from Constanța for NATO embargo enforcement, off Libya.

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Type 22 (Batch 2) Boxer class
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

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