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Avenger Service History

From To Details Comments 1975 Launched Yarrows Scotstoun shipyard Launched by Mrs Judd wife of the Navy Minister Sea trials and work-up Jan 1980 Mediterranean Sailed for West Indies and North Atlantic but diverted to Mediterranean for 3 months because of the situation in Afghanistan 1980 5 month Armilla Patrol Gulf of Oman c1980/ 1981 […]

Ardent Service History

From To Career SUMMARY click the DETAILS button for more information Comments May -1975 Launched Yarrows Scotstoun shipyard by The duchess of Gloucester Sept 77 Commissioned Autumn 78 Deployment to Baltic with 6th frigate Squadron Jan 1979 Red Sea 1980 STANAFORLANT Exercise Safe Pass/ US visits 1980 1981 Armilla Gulf Patrol over Christmas Aug 1981 […]

Alacrity Service History

From To Details Comments Sep-94 Launched Yarrows Scotstoun shipyard by Lady McKaig* *wife of ADM Sir Rae mckaig Apr-77 Commissioned 3rd Frigate Squadron 28/06/77 Silver Jubilee Spithead Portsmouth 1979 1980 World Deployment Visit included Shanghai /Yangtse River 1980 Armilla Patrol Gulf of Oman 1980 NATO exercise Ocean Safari North Atlantic Jul 81 London (for Prince […]

Arrow Service History

rom To Details Comments 5th February 1974 Launched Yarrows Scotstoun shipyard by Lady Raper* * Wife of vice Adm Sir George Raper DG of ships (5th Type 21 and first to carry Exocet missiles) 29th July 1976 Commissioned -Sunderland 3rd Frigate Squadron 1976 1977 Sea Trials Bermuda, fort Lauderdale 1977 Mediterranean Sales tour 28th June […]

Ambuscade Service History

Date To Details Comments January 1973 Launched Yarrows Scotstoun shipyard by Lady Griffin * * wife of the Controller of the Navy 1975 5th Sept 1975 Formally commissioned at Devonport Aug-75 Mid 1976 Sea Trials 1976 Wilhemshaven Bremerhaven May-76 Gibraltar Jul-76 Portland FOST workup Jul-76 2 days visit to Jersey Aug-76 Devonport Sep-76 Exercise Northern […]

Active Service History

From To Details Comments 1972 Launched -Built by Vosper Thornicroft Shipbuilders at Woolston,Southampton 1977 Commisioned -Long delay between launch & Commisioning due to financial wrangling between VT & the MOD 1978 Deployment to East coast USA & Canada 1979 Escorted Royal Yacht Britannia on a 5 month tour of the Middle East 1980 3-month West […]

Antelope Service History

From To Details Comments 1972 Launched Vosper’s woolston Southampton by Lady Kirk 1975 Commissionned (6th Frigate Squadron) 1975 1977 Sea Trials 1977 11-ship Group 5 Deployment to Westen Atlantic led by HMS Tiger Jan-May 1977 Visit to St Nazaire for 30th anniversary of HMS Cambleton WWII raid 1977 Silver Jubilee Spithead Portsmouth 28th June 1977 […]

HMS Active (F171)

HMS Active was the fifth Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy and entered service in June 1977. She was built by Vosper Thornycroft Shipbuilders. She was sold to Pakistan in 1993 and is still in service as the PNS Shah Jahan. Commanding Officers 1976-1979 Cdr Anthony R H Rogers 1979-1980 Cdr Michael C Gordon-Lennox […]

HMS Avenger (F185)

HMS Avenger was the eighth Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy and entered service in April 1978. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow,Scotland. She was sold to Pakistan in 1993 as the PNS Tippu Sultan. Commanding Officers 1978-1979 Cdr Geoff A Eades 1979-1981 Cdr Peter J A Ford 1981-1982 Capt Hugo M White […]

HMS Ardent (F184)

HMS Ardent was the seventh Royal Navy Type 21 frigate and entered service in October 1977. Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland She was completed with Exocet launchers in ‘B’ position. Ardent was lost in action on the 21 May 1982 during the Falklands War. HMS Ardent (F184) Association  Commanding Officers 1977-1979 Cdr Anthony […]