Arrow Service History

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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 Silver Jubilee Spithead Portsmouth
1978 Guardship for royal Yacht
May-78 Dec-79 Far East & Australia
Refit Devonport STWS fitted
1981 STANAVFORLANT inc Exercise Ocean Venture 1981
1982 Falklands War
82 Sep-83 Refit Devonport
Apr-84 Falklands Guardship
1986 Falklands Guardship
1987 West Indies Guardship
1988 Refit Devonport
Sep-89 BOST Portland
Nov 1989 Falklands Island Guardship
Sep 1990 Oct 1990 Project HULVUL
– Aug1990 West Indies Guardship Tampa for Christmas
16 Jan 1991 Sailed from Portland for JMC in SW approaches en route to Falkland Islands 21-24 Jan Gibralter
28 Jan Dakar
3 Feb Crossed the equator
5-6 Feb Ascension Island
14 feb 1991 15 May 91 Falklands Guardship 14-21 Mar AMP Mare harbour
8-11 Apr South Georgia
16- 21 Apr Olympus engine change. Mare harbour. 15 May relieved.
May 1991 Aug 1991 West Indies Guardship Visited Brazil, Antigua, Canaveral, St Lucia and Tortola. Arrested a Columbian freighter and escorted it to the US Coastguard in Guantanamo Bay
Jan 1992 Apr 1992 Mediterranean – Adriatic 4 months During the Bosnian war, visited Naples, Palermo, Venice, Trieste, Bari and Brindisi
Mar 93 – Aug 1993 Falkland Island Guardship visits to Gib, Salvador Bahia, Montevideo, Rio & Lanzarotte
1st Mar-94 Sold to Pakistan Navy -PNS Khaibar