Amazon Service History

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1971 Launched Vosper’s Woolston Southampton by HRH Princess Anne
1974 Commissionned 11/05/1974
1974 1975 Sea Trials Northern Europe & West Indies
1976 North Atlantic – Mediterranean
1977 Silver Jubilee Spithead Portsmouth
1977 1978 Far east deployment with HMS Tiger, Cleopatra, Rhyll, Zulu, Mohawk RFA Grey Rover, Tarbatness & Cherry Leaf Engine room fire during trip
1978 1979 Devonport Refit
Sep 79 BOST
Dec 79 Amsterdam
Jan80 Apr 1980 Mediterranean with HMS Avenger & Cleopatra (F4)
May 80 Stockholm & UK General duties
c Nov 1980 Belize, wiped sonar dome housing off crossing reef, Ft Lauderdale for couple of weeks for repairs, Houston for Christmas
Nov 80 Mar 81 West Indies Guardship
Aug 81 Charles & Diana Royal honeymoon Guardship Mediterranean Towed broken down yacht to Gib on way home
Dec 81 Amsterdam
1982 Armilla Patrol Gulf of Oman
1982 South Atlantic Falklands Guardship
1983 1984 Devenport refit – Exocet conversion
1985 South Atlantic Falklands Guardship
1986 Global 86 Deployment – HMS Illustrious, Beaver, Manchester, Amazon, Olmeda, Bayleaf, Fort Grange & Swiftsure
26 Jun 87 2nd Jul 87 Southampton
1991 West Indies Guardship Visited Bermuda, Miami, St Kitts
1993 Sold to Pakistan Navy – PNS BABUR
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