Naiad - F39

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Naiad - F39

Postby Whickham » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:53 pm

HMS NAIAD alongside Newcastle Quay on two separate occasions.
She was built by Yarrow in 1965 and was converted to carry the Ikara anti-submarine missile.


Above: Inboard is a German Bremen Class frigate.

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Re: Naiad - F39

Postby brianh » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:21 pm

July 1986 outboard of Karlsruhe.
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Re: Naiad - F39

Postby E28 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:37 pm

Naiad, having paid off in May 1987, was promptly selected for further service as a trials ship.

In September she was given a complete survey and prepared for the numerous tasks which would befall her in the ensuing 3 years.
The full title of these trials was Hull Vulnerability Trials Safety or Project HulVul.

It was as HulVul the ex Naiad became, until the 28 Sept 1990 when she was finally expended in a Sinkex towed to the location by the 'Explosion Support Tug' Rollicker, escorted by the Type 21 Frigate Arrow. Finally subjected to helo attack and limpet mines, Hulvul vanished beneath the Atlantic waves, looking remarkably intact bearing in mind the extensive assaults she endured in those 3 years.
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