HMS Southampton (D90)
HMS Southampton dressed overall.
|Ordered:||17 March 1976|
|Laid down:||21 October 1976|
|Launched:||29 January 1979|
|Commissioned:||31 October 1981|
|Decommissioned:||12 February 2009|
|Identification:||Pennant number: D90|
|Nickname(s):||"The Mighty Ninety" (after her pennant number).|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap|
|Class and type:||Type 42 destroyer|
|Length:||125 m (410 ft)|
|Beam:||14.3 m (47 ft)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Aircraft carried:||Westland Lynx HMA8|
HMS Southampton was a batch two Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named after the city of Southampton, England, and built by Vosper Thornycroft, in Southampton. She was the sixth Royal Navy ship to bear the name.
In 1984, she ran over one of the Shambles Buoys off Portland during the final Thursday War intended to prepare her to deploy to the Falklands. The collision sank the buoy and resulted in a period in dry dock for repair.
On 31 July 2008, she was placed in a state of "Extended Readiness" and she was decommissioned on 12 February 2009. The ship was auctioned on 28 March 2011 and was later towed from Portsmouth on 14 October 2011 to Leyal Ship Recycling's scrapyard in Aliaga, Turkey.
|1980||1982||Captain De Courcy-Ireland RN|
|1982||1983||Captain Sam Salt (the last skipper of HMS Sheffield) RN|
|1983||1985||Captain David Dobson RN|
|1985||1987||Captain Chris Morgan RN|
|1987||1989||Captain S Taylor RN RN|
|1989||1991||Commander David McLean RN|
|1991||1992||Commander Tony Dyer RN|
|1992||1993||Commander John Wotton RN|
|1993||1995||Commander Tim Forster RN|
|1995||1997||Commander Keith Winstanley RN|
|1997||1997||Commander Duncan Potts RN|
|2006||2008||Commander Richard Morris RN|
- The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires)
- No. 25 Squadron RAF
- City of Southampton
- Worshipful Company of Fletchers
- Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire
- Canford School Combined Cadet Force
- Mill Hill School
- Old Southamptons (veterans of the previous HMS Southampton)
- Royal Southampton Yacht Club
- Southampton and Fareham Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Southampton University Royal Naval Unit
- TS Southampton (Sea Cadet Corps)
- Royal Naval Association Southampton
- Southampton RN Officers Association
- "Collision involving HMS Southampton". FOI request for the Board of Inquiry report
- "UK ships seize £350m drugs cache". BBC News. 3 February 2006.
- "HMS Southampton bows out after 28 years". Daily Echo. 11 February 2009.
- "Carrier HMS Ark Royal put up for auction on MoD website". BBC News. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
- "List of HMS Southampton Affiliations - RN Website". Archived from the original on 9 June 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
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