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F86 HMS Campbeltown

UK Royal Navy

F86 HMS Campbeltown

IMO: 4907139
Flight Deck: CT
Call Sign: GABK
Shipyard: Cammell Laird


History of UK HMS Campbeltown F86

1985-dec-04Laid downLaid down Yard No. V.1378
1989-jul-28DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1989-octAircraftAircraft 226 Flt assigned to 815 Squadron
Lynx HAS.3 ZD265 assigned as Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT, until c Oct 1992
1992-apr South Atlantic Atlantic Patrol Task (South) Deployed to South Atlantic as duty frigate.
1992-apr-18DeploymentDeployment Firefighting Ships Flt Lynx winched a firefighting team aboard mv World Hitachi Zosen off Mauritania and supplied them with foam drums from RFA Grey Rover.
1993-aprAircraftAircraft Lynx HAS.3GMS XZ229 assigned as 815 NAS Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT, until c Nov 1995
2001-may-24Port VisitPort Visit Visit to St. Petersburg, Russia until 28 May 2001
2001-aug-31Port VisitPort Visit Visit to Archangel, Russia for 60th anniversary celebrations of the first WWII Arctic Convoys. In company with Russian warships Zadorniy and Alexander Otrakovski.
2003-junAircraftAircraft 210 Flt assigned 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8 ZF563 as /338-CT until Apr 2004
2004-jun-15Port VisitPort Visit visit to affiliated town of Campbeltown in Scotland, until 18 Jun 2004.
2005-marAircraftAircraft Lynx HMA.8 ZF560 assigned as 815 NAS Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT, until c Feb 2006
2005-jul-11DeploymentDeployment Persian Gulf Operation Telic Persian Gulf deployment until mid Dec 2005
2007-jan-21Port VisitPort Visit SA Jeddah Naval Base 2 day visit to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Royal Saudi Naval Forces liaison.
2007-jun-04 Baltic Sea BALTOPS 07 participated with BALTOPS 07. on board Lynx from 815Squadron serial/code unknown
2007-novDeploymentDeployment to Arabian Gulf for 7 month deployment, returning May 2008.
2008-jul-25Port VisitPort Visit HMNB Portsmouth Meet Your Navy 2008 At HMNB Portsmouth, 25-27 Jul for Meet Your Navy 2008
2008-sepPort VisitPort Visit FR Saint-Nazaire Dock visit to St Nazaire, France, to pay respects for the WWII Operation Chariot, conducted by a previous HMS Campbeltown, which destroyed the Dock Gates on 28 Mar 1942.
2008-octRefitRefit HMD Rosyth Refit Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch to Rosyth for a substantial refit by Babcock International. As well as a Sea Wolf missile system mid life update, a new Mk 8 Mod 1 main gun and Type 22 SEL, a major structural survey led to further unexpected work, delaying the completion of the refit until 20 Jan 2010.
2010-apr-30Port VisitPort Visit Three day visit to St Marys, Isles of Scilly, as guardship for the 2010 World Gig Racing championship.
2010-oct-29Port VisitPort Visit visit to Holyhead, Angelsey until 2 Nov 2010
2011-mar-03Port VisitPort Visit Pier Head Cruise Liner Terminal visited Merseyside for the last time before decommissioning, departed 7 Mar.
2011-apr-07DecommissionedDecommissioned at HMNB Devonport, in advance of her planned out of service date, following the Oct 2010 Defence Review. In 2004, planned decommissioning date had been 2017.
2013-apr Fareham Creek by Apr 2013 was laid up in Fareham Creek
2013-jul-27Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped TR Aliaga Shipbreakers sold for scrap to Layal, Turkey. Departed Portsmouth 15 Oct 2013, under tow and arrived Aliaga on 29 Oct 2013. Disposal complete by 14 Mar 2014.

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Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class
4900full load (tn)
148.10length (m)
14.80beam (m)
6.40draught (m)
4500range (nm)
30max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGAG

2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
2Missile Launcher Sea Wolf

1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182

2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 911
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050

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