Avenger Service History

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Avenger Service History
<div id="apDiv15" style="color: #000000;"> <table border="1" width="746"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="69"><b><span style="color: #000033; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: small;">From</span></b></td> <td width="145"><b><span style="color: #000033; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: small;">To</span></b></td> <td width="295"><b><span style="color: #000033; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: small;">Details</span></b></td> <td width="209"><b><span style="color: #000033; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: small;">Comments</span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1975</td> <td>Launched Yarrows Scotstoun shipyard</td> <td>Launched by Mrs Judd wife of the Navy Minister</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td>Sea trials and work-up</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>Jan 1980</td> <td>Mediterranean</td> <td>Sailed for West Indies and North Atlantic but diverted to Mediterranean for 3 months because of the situation in Afghanistan</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1980</td> <td>5 month Armilla Patrol Gulf of Oman</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>c1980/ 1981 &nbsp;</td> <td>Belize Guardship/West Indies Guardship</td> <td>During Belize / Guatemala Conflict. During the return to UK there was a problem with the ship cracking in half. We limped home from the middle of the Atlantic. This resulted in all Type 21's to be subject to refit for hull reinforcement</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1981</td> <td>New Orleans for Christmas/New Year</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>12th May 1982</td> <td>Sailed for Falklands Conflict Joined BRISTOL group</td> <td>Ship was in dry dock in Devonport  when the Falklands situation developed and was got ready in very short time.</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>10th Sept 1982</td> <td>One of the last ships to return from the Falklands war</td> <td>30th May Survived Bomb and missile attack with EXETER &amp; CARDIFF. Shot down Skyhawk. Assisted Damaged PLYMOUTH. Involved in Shore Bombardment missions</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>Sept 1982</td> <td>Devonport AMP/Leave</td> <td>Capt Hugo White relieved by Captain Peter Woodhead as Capt F4</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oct 1982</td> <td>Nov 1982</td> <td>Visit Oporto and Gibraltar for PWO Firings</td> <td>Emergency Docking in Gibraltar to replace Propeller Blade lost off Spain</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dec 1982</td> <td></td> <td>Portland OST/Leave</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Feb 1983</td> <td></td> <td>Armilla Patrol in Company HMS Ambuscade and RFA Pearleaf</td> <td>Ambuscade Collision requires her Docking in Bombay for new bow.</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td>Visit Madras/Exercises with Aussie S/M &amp; Malaysian Frigates in B of Bengal/Visit Singapore/Ex Starfish/ Visit Bangkok supporting Def Sales.</td> <td>Lynx catastrophic ditching off Oman with Capt F onboard. XO in Command</td> </tr> <tr> <td>June1983</td> <td>8th Jul  1983</td> <td>Ambuscade rejoins off Singapore, both visit Jakarta with RFA Pearleaf and HMNZS Waikato. After exercises all Ships visit Colombo: Capt F rejoins</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>Aug 1983</td> <td>Return to Devonport</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td>Devonport AMP/Leave</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td>Gibraltar PWO Firings</td> <td>Capt Peter Woodhead relieved by Captain Bruce Richardson as Capt F4</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>Nov 1983</td> <td>Portland OST</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Jan 1984</td> <td>Mar 1984</td> <td>West Indies Guard Ship</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Apr 1984</td> <td>Jul 1094</td> <td>docking period in Devonport</td> <td>“GT Stripe” Hull strengthening strip fitted</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1985</td> <td>Mediterranean</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1985</td> <td>South Atlantic Guardship (5 Months)</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1986</td> <td>West Indies Guard Ship</td> <td>St Petersberg Florida for Christmas</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sep 1986</td> <td>May 1988</td> <td>Major Refit in Devonport</td> <td>steamed 297656 miles</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>March 1988</td> <td>Sea trials</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1988</td> <td>1989</td> <td>West Indies Guard Ship</td> <td>Totola/Barbados</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1991</td> <td>West Indies Guard Ship</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td>Indian Ocean</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1993</td> <td>South Atlantic Guardship</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td>23 Sep 1994</td> <td></td> <td>sold to Pakistan and re-named to PNS Tippu Sultan</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="232"></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> &nbsp;

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