F86 HMS Campbeltown

UK Royal Navy

1989 to 2011    

F86 HMS Campbeltown


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Flight Deck: CT
Call Sign: GABK


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History of UK F86 HMS Campbeltown

1985-dec-4Laid downYard No. V.1378
1989-jul-28DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1989 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1989
1989-octAircraftLynx HAS.3 ZD265 assigned as Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT, until c Oct 1992
1992-apr-18DeploymentFirefighting 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-aprAircraftLynx HAS.3GMS XZ229 assigned as 815 NAS Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT, until c Nov 1995
2001-may-24Port VisitVisit to St. Petersburg, Russia until 28 May 2001
2001-aug-31Port VisitVisit to Archangel, Russia for 60th anniversary celebrations of the first WWII Arctic Convoys. In company with Russian warships Zadorniy and Alexander Otrakovski.
2004-jun-15Port Visitvisit to affiliated town of Campbeltown in Scotland, until 18 Jun 2004.
2005-marAircraftLynx HMA.8 ZF560 assigned as 815 NAS Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT, until c Feb 2006
2005-jul-11DeploymentPersian Gulf Operation Telic Persian Gulf deployment until mid Dec 2005
2007-jan-21Port Visit2 day visit to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Royal Saudi Naval Forces liaison.
2007-jun-4Baltic Sea BALTOPS 07 participated with BALTOPS 07. on board Lynx from 815Squadron serial/code unknown
2007-novDeploymentto Arabian Gulf for 7 month deployment, returning May 2008.
2008-jul-25Port VisitHMNB Portsmouth Meet Your Navy 2008 At HMNB Portsmouth, 25-27 Jul for Meet Your Navy 2008
2008-sepPort VisitFRSaint-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-octRefitHMD 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 VisitThree day visit to St Marys, Isles of Scilly, as guardship for the 2010 World Gig Racing championship.
2010-oct-29Port Visitvisit to Holyhead, Angelsey until 2 Nov 2010
2011-mar-3Port VisitPier Head Cruise Liner Terminal visited Merseyside for the last time before decommissioning, departed 7 Mar.
2011-apr-7Decommissionedat 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-aprFareham Creek by Apr 2013 was laid up in Fareham Creek
2013-jul-27Fate: scrappedTRAliaga 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.



    from 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



    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 12
UK Royal Navy AW EH101 01
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 01

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