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HMS HAMPSHIRE 1963

Builder J. Brown, Clydebank
Laid Down 26th March 1959
Launched 16th March 1961
Completed 15th March 1963
Decommissioned 1976
Further Service None
Disposal Sold for scrap and broken up in South Wales by Thomas Ward & Co in 1979
Motto Aelfred Mec Heht Gewyrcan - "Alfred Had me Made"
International Callsign GHFX
Visual Callsign D06

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All of the photographs in set two kindly provided by Geoff Young

HMS Hampshire alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool Of London for her final visit in March 1976 prior to paying off for the final time. The ship looks absolutely immaculate in these photographs. HMS Hampshire was the first of the County Class to pay off after only 13 years in RN service.

HMS HAMPSHIRE 2 HMS HAMPSHIRE 3 SINGLE BEDSTEAD RADAR HMS HAMPSHIRE 4 HMS HAMPSHIRE 5 HMS HAMPSHIRE 6 HMS HAMPSHIRE 7 HMS HAMPSHIRE 8 HMS HAMPSHIRE 9 HMS HAMPSHIRE 10 HMS HAMPSHIRE 11 HMS HAMPSHIRE SEASLUG LAUNCHER HMS HAMPSHIRE 1

All of the photographs in Set Three kindly provided by Tony Lee

BILL HALTON GALLERY

1963 Commissioning Ceremony Hampshire Gourock 1963 Hampshire Commissioning Ceremony CRS(G) Eric Hayward & Princess Margaret Hampshire Commisioning Ceremony Gourock Feb 1963 Hampshire Feb 1963 l

HMS HAMPSHIRE COMMISSIONING PICTURES FROM 1963.

Pictures supplied with thanks to Bill Halton.

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