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HMS Ajax - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Ajax

Name : HMS Ajax
Laid Down : 12th October 1959
Launched : 16th August 1962
Completed : 10th December 1963
Type : Frigate
Class : Leander
Builder : Cammell Laird
Country : UK
Pennants : F114
Fate : Scrapped 3rd August 1988 at Millom, Cumbria.

Originally to be named HMS Fowey and laid down as a Rothesay Class, but renamed and built as a Batch 1 Leander Class.

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HMS Ajax. Closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover, January 1977.


HMS Ajax. Closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover, North Atlantic, January 1977.


HMS Ajax, September 1968.


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HMS Ajax

Timeline Entries :


12th October 1959 - Laid Down at Cammell Laird
16th August 1962 - Pennant F114
16th August 1962 - Launched
10th December 1963 - Commissioned
December 1964 - Deployed to the Far East
14th December 1964 - In the straights of Malacca
July 1965 - 24th Escort Squadron
July 1965 - Deployed to the Far East
July 1965 - Decommissioned
14th July 1965 - Commissioned
14th July 1965 - Captain A.G. Tait in Command
July 1966 - Returned to the UK
July 1968 - Returned to UK from Far East
July 1970 - Became the Gibraltar guard ship
July 1970 - Commenced refit
July 1973 - Completed refit
July 1974 - Assisted in the evacuation of British citizens after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus
13th August 1974 - Sailed Plymouth
August 1976 - Visited Canada
August 1977 - Commenced refit at Devonport Dockyard.
2nd January 1979 - At Plymouth
2nd January 1979 - At Plymouth
August 1979 - Deployed to the Mediterranean
January 1980 - Commenced refit at Gibraltar
January 1981 - Became leader of the 1st Frigate Squadron
January 1981 - Completed refit at Gibraltar
January 1982 - Deployed as Persian Gulf guard ship
20th December 1984 - Capt. J.F.S. Trinder in Command
May 1985 - Escorted the HMY Britannia on a tour of Italy
31st May 1985 - Static training ship at Devonport
31st May 1985 - Decommissioned
3rd August 1988 - Arrived at Millom, Cumbria to be broken up

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