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  • F85 HMS Cumberland

    UK Royal Navy




    1989 to 2011    


    F85 HMS Cumberland

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    Flight Deck: CL
    Call Sign: GAAP


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    History of UK F85 HMS Cumberland

    1984-oct-12Laid down
    1986-jun-21Launchedwas also known as The Fighting Sausage.
    1989-mayAircraft829 Sq Lynx HAS.2 XZ256 assigned as Coventry Flt/350-CL, until c Dec 1991
    1989-jun-10Commissioned
    1990-apr-18DeploymentTask Group 318.1 departed Portsmouth for western North Atlantic deployment as part of TG 318.1, escorting HMS Ark Royal (flagship), HMS Glasgow and HMS Brave, supported by RFA Fort Grange and RFA Olna. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 28 Jun.
    1990-octDeploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic deployment, relieving HMS Danae.
    1990-dec-22DeploymentShe sailed to South Georgia just before Christmas arriving at Grytviken on 22 December. She sailed along the coast of South Georgia and returned to Grytviken on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day she hosted the soldiers of the South Georgia garrison aboard for Christmas Day lunch of venison. The stag had been shot the day before by a sniper from the garrison; part of the garrison s duties being to control the deer population on the Island.
    1993Deploymentspent some of 1993 as West Indies Guardship
    1998-sep-15DeploymentOperation Swanston stood by off Albanian coast to support British nationals, until relieved by HMS London on 22 Sep.
    1999-marAircrafton board Lynx XZ721
    2005-aug-8DeploymentDeparted HMNB Devonport for a 4 month disaster relief and anti-drug Caribbean deployment.
    2008-mar-15Port VisitSpiller's Wharf visited Tyneside, tied up alongside Spillar Wharf in Newcastle
    2009-may-24Deploymentleft HMNB Devonport with 815 Sq 210 Flight Lynx ZD259 embarked, for a 7 month deployment to the Arabian Gulf on anti-piracy and asset protection mission, returning on 1 Dec 2009.
    2009-decRefitUpdates to weapons systems and communications suite by Babcock at HMD Devonport.
    2010-sep-30Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for five and a half month (planned) maritime security and anti-piracy deployment in Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean,returning on 16 Apr 2011.
    2010-oct-31Deploymentrelieved HMS Somerset as the duty frigate in the Arabian Gulf
    2010-dec-26Deploymentescorted FNS Charles de Gaulle carrier group through the Straits of Hormuz
    2011-febDeploymentrelieved as Op Telic on-watch frigate by HMS Iron Duke in mid Feb 2011.
    2011-feb-23DeploymentLYBenghazi Operation Deference departed Souda Bay and ordered to Benghazi, Libya to evacuate over 200 souls to Grand Harbour, Malta, arriving on 26 Feb 2011, prior to commencement of Operation Unified Protector
    2011-mar-3Port Visitvisited Merseyside for the last time before decommissioning, departed 7 Mar.
    2011-apr-16Port VisitReturned to HMNB Devonport for final time, prior to decommissioning.
    2011-jun-23DecommissionedThe Fighting Sausage decommissioned at HMNB Devonport, in advance of her out of service date, following the Oct 2010 Defence Review. In 2004, planned decommissioning date had been 2017.
    2012-feb-16ships hull towed from Devonport to Portsmouth Harbour, arriving 17 Feb, to be stripped before sale or scrapping
    2013-aprFareham Creek by Apr 2013 was laid up in Fareham Creek
    2013-jul-27Fate: scrappedTRAliaga Shipbreakers sold for scrap to Layal, Turkey and departed from Portsmouth on 4 Nov 2013, under tow and arrived Aliaga on 14 Nov. The last Type 22 frigate had been recycled/dismantled by 7 Apr 2014.

    Specifications

       

        from Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class
    250crew
    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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    Builder

       

    UK Yarrow, Scotstoun



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