HMS Hermione (F58)

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HMS Hermione
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Laid down: 6th December 1965
Launched: 26th April 1967
Commissioned: 11th July 1969
Decommissioned: 30th June 1992
Fate: Sold for scrap 1997
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HMS Hermione (F58) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy (RN). She was, like the rest of her class, named after a figure of mythology. Hermione was built by Alexander Stephen's & Sons Shipbuilders, though she was completed by Yarrow Shipbuilders. She was launched on the 26th April 1967 and commissioned on the 11th July 1969.

In 1970, Hermione deployed to the Far East and Pacific visiting a variety of places and performing a number of duties. Hermione became quiet used to such warm climates during the 1970s, often being deployed to such warm regions. In 1977, Hermione, like many other Leanders, took part in the last Fleet Review of the Royal Navy so far, in celebration HM the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

In January 1980, Hermione began her modernisation program, which included the addition of the SeaWolf missile and the Exocet anti-ship missile, which forced the removal of Hermione's one twin 4.5-in gun. The modernisation was completed in 1983. Upon the completion of her modernisation, Hermione joined the 6th Frigate Squadron. Hermione saw much service in the Middle East, also being involved in the so-called 'Tanker War' during the Iran-Iraq War. In 1991, Hermione returned to the Middle East on an Armilla Patrol deployment, but just the following year Hermione was decommissioned and in 1997 she was sold to India for scrap.

See HMS Hermione for other ships of the name.


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