Edinburgh HMS 1983

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Edinburgh HMS 1983

Post by shipstamps » Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:28 pm

Built as a type 42 air defence and escort destroyer under yard No 1375 by Cammell Laird Shipbuilders, Birkenhead for the Royal Navy.
25 April 1979 ordered.
08 September 1980 laid down.
14 April 1983 launched under the name HMS EDINBURGH (D97), launched by Mrs Anne Heseltine, wife of the then defence secretary, she was one of the Batch III Type 42 destroyers.
Displacement 4.775 tons standard, 5.350 tons fuel load, dim. 141 x 14.9 x 5.8m. (draught).
Powered by COGOG, two Tyne gas turbines for cruising and two Olympus gas turbines.
Armament; 1 – 2 round Sea Dart GWS. 30 SAM systems. (22 missiles). 1 – 114mm cal. Vickers Mk 8 DP.
2 – 20mm Mk 15 Phalanx Gatling CIWS.
2 Single 20mm 90 cal. Oerlikon GAM-B01 AA. 2 Triple 324mm STWS 3 Stingray ASW torpedoes.
Carried 1 Lynx HAS.3/HMA.8 helicopter.
Crew 287.
17 December 1985 commissioned, based at Portsmouth.
 
1990 She completed a refit which included the fitting of the Phalanx Close-in weapon system 20mm Mk 15, (CIWS).
1994 She was present at a Fleet Review to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1944.
1998 was she deployed in the South Atlantic where she patrolled the waters around the Falkland Islands, as-well as making ‘fly-the-flag’ visits to various South American ports.
 
27 September 2002, EDINBURGH sailed into the River Mersey to escort the yachts at the end of the of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
 
January 2003 deployed in the Persian Gulf and subsequently took part in the Second Gulf War against dictator Saddam Hussein. While there, EDINBURGH performed a variety of tasks which included supporting the Royal Mariners ashore, as-well as being escort to the helicopter carrier HMS OCEAN.
She returned to Portsmouth in May 2003.
 
In April 2004 EDINBURGH deployed to the Mediterranean, where she first joined Standing Naval Force Mediterranean (STANAVFORMED), and while there, EDINBURGH will take part in operation Active Endeavour, designed to monitor sea lanes as part of the War on Terror.
 
On her return to the UK, EDINBURGH went into an extensive 54 week refit in Rosyth.
September 2005 sailed from Rosyth to conduct trials to ensure that she was up to materially and up to operational standard before going to the FOST organisation for Operational Sea Training in the New Year. Since then EDINBURGH has taken part in Exercise Neptune Warrior off the coast of Scotland; conducted a High Seas Firing of her Sea Dart missile system and then took part in multi-national BALTOPS exercise in the Baltic Sea. The time in the Baltic included visits to Sweden, Germany and Estonia.
 
Still in service in 2008.
She will retire in 2013.
 
Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Edinburg_(D97)  The Encyclopadia of Warships.

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D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen
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Re: Edinburgh HMS

Post by D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:39 pm

(Tristan da Cunha 2012, 35 p. StG.?)
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Re: Edinburgh HMS 1983

Post by aukepalmhof » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:41 pm

Falkland Islands 2014 £1.20 sg?, scott?

Fate
In May 2013 a campaign was launched to bring EDINBURGH to the Port of Leith and convert her into a museum. However, this was not successful and EDINBURGH departed Portsmouth on 12 August 2015 under tow to be dismantled in Turkey.
07 September 2015 arrived Aliaga, where she was scrapped by Leyal GS who commenced work on 09 September 2015.

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