HMS York (D98)
HMS York in Jersey on 4 May 2009.
|Builder:||Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom|
|Laid down:||18 January 1980|
|Launched:||20 June 1982|
|Sponsored by:||Lady Gosling|
|Christened:||9 August 1985|
|Commissioned:||9 August 1985|
|Decommissioned:||27 September 2012|
|Identification:||Pennant number: D98
Deck code: YK
International callsign: GBBB
|Motto:||Bon Espoir ("Good Hope")|
|Badge:||On a Field Blue, a White rose with Gold keys issuant Red.
|Class & type:||Type 42 destroyer|
|Length:||141 m (463 ft)|
|Beam:||15.2 m (50 ft)|
|Propulsion:||COGOG (Combined Gas or Gas) turbines, 2 shafts
2 turbines producing 36 megawatts (48,000 hp)
|Speed:||34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)|
1 x Lynx HMA8 armed with:
HMS York was a Batch III Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. Launched on 20 June 1982 at Wallsend, Tyne and Wear and sponsored by Lady Gosling, York was the last Type 42 built. The ship's crest was the White Rose of York, and the "red cross with lions passant" funnel badge was derived from the coat of arms of the City of York. With a maximum speed of 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph), she was the Royal Navy's fastest destroyer.
In 2003 she took part in the invasion of Iraq providing air cover and area protection for the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. In 2004 she was fitted with the MOD 1 variant of the mark 8 4.5 inch gun. She and HMS Edinburgh were the only two Type 42s to be so fitted.
In February 2010, York and the auxiliary RFA Wave Ruler were deployed in the Falkland Islands coinciding with a period of increased tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the former's plans to begin drilling for oil in the seas surrounding the islands.
On 12 December 2011 York spotted the Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov with its carrier group northeast of Orkney, off the coast of northern Scotland, and shadowed the carrier for a week. This was the first time Kuznetsov had deployed near UK waters and the closest in 20 years that a Russian naval task group had deployed to the UK. She then sailed around the top of Scotland and into the Atlantic past western Ireland, where she conducted flying operations with her Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker jets and Kamov Ka-27 helicopters in international airspace.
She entered Portsmouth harbour for the final time on 20 September 2012, and was decommissioned on 27 September 2012.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to HMS York (D98).|
- Royal Navy Website: HMS York (D98)
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