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
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 down
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
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

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Builder

   

UK Swan Hunter, Wallsend



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