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Sirius Itinerary 1966 - 94


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Built by: Portsmouth Dockyard; laid down: Aug 9th 1963; launched: Sept 22nd 1964; Commissioned June 15th 1966

1966

June - commission

Sept - Portland work-up

Nov - Portsmouth Command Boxing Championship - Sirius 2nd to HMS Collingwood

Nov 28th - sail Portsmouth,

Dec - Gib,  Malta (with burnt out steering motor), Suez Canal, Aden, Mombasa

HMS Sirius 1st commission map

First commission map drawn by AB Hall & LS Westlake. Click to enlarge

1967

Jan - Beira Patrol, Mombasa, 

Feb - Beira patrol, Mombasa

March - Seychelles, Mombasa

Apr -  Singapore, 

May - Hong Kong, Singapore,

June - Darwin, Townsville, Sydney, Wellington,

July -  Suva (Fiji), Tonga coronation, Suva, Nasavusava (Fiji), Suva, Noumea (New Caledonia), Ugi, Honiara (Solomon Islands), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Darwin

Aug - Singapore

Sept - Hong Kong

Oct 9th - Sail Singapore wearing paying off pennant, Mombasa,  Simonstown,

Nov - Gibraltar, 

Nov 23rd Portsmouth, after 360 days foreign

 

1968

(Cdr Humphrey-Baker)

Feb - Portland for work up

Dartmouth

Aarhus

Rothesay

Harwich

Rosyth

Falmouth

Ponta del Gada (refuel)

Bermuda

Andros (AUTEC)

Fort Lauderdale

Nassau

Freeport

Miami

Nassau

St Petersburg

Malta

Naples 

Gibraltar

1969

(Cdr J de Leathes)

Portland

St Brides Bay

Avonmouth

Faslane

Icelandic fish patrol

Reykjavik

Isafjord

Akureyri

Seydisfjord

Rosyth

Southend

Portsmouth

Bournemouth

Exmouth

Torquay - Royal Fleet Review

Portsmouth

 

1970

Portland

Ponta el Garda - refuel

Bermuda

Freeport

Port of Spain

Chagaramas

Kingston

Montego Bay

Grand Cayman (riots)

San Juan

Key West

Antigua

Trinidad

Tobago

Williamstadt - Curacao

(last tot - probably the last ship in the RN to sink a tot)

St Kitts

St Nevis

Guadeloupe

Carriacou

Port of Spain

Grenada

Barbados

San Juan

Belize

Grand Turk

Jacksonville

Miami

Dominica

Tortola

Grand Turk Islands

Belize

Kingston

Montego Bay

Santo Domingo

St Petersburg (Xmas)

1971

St Petersburg

Cape Kennedy

Freeport

Nassau

Bermuda

Ponta Delgada

Funchal

Belfast

Amsterdam

Brest

Gibraltar

Athens

Crete

Marmaris

Malta

Barcelona

Algiers

1972

Guernsey

Ponta Delgada

Bermuda

Antigua

San Juan

Barbados

1973

St Vincent

Bahamas

Key West

Antigua

St Lucia

British Virgin Islands

Bermuda

Trinidad

Curacao

Kingston

British Honduras

Haiti

Port Canaveral

Newcastle

 

1974

Halifax

Rhode Island

San Juan

Norfolk, Va

Lisbon

Fredrikshavn

Oslo

Cherbourg

Greenock

Rotterdam

Gibraltar

Sardinia

Malta

1975

Gibraltar

1976 1977 1978

Bayonne

Setubal

Gothenburg

Gibraltar

Malta

Muscat

Seychelles

Mombasa

1979

Jeddah

Eilat

Falmouth

Nice

Tangier

Copenhagen

1980

Hull

Gibraltar

Rhodes

Split

Setubal

Liverpool

El Ferrol

 

1981

Liverpool

1982

Gibraltar

San Carlos

Port Stanley

1983

Bordeaux

Gibraltar

1984

Bermuda

Savannah

Norfolk Va

Amsterdam

Brest

Portsmouth, NH

Newfoundland

1985
1986

New York

Wilmington NC

Portsmouth NH

Amsterdam

1987

Bremerhaven

Swansea

Antwerp

Caen

1988  "Outback 88"

Gibraltar

Port Said

Sri Lanka

Malaysia

Singapore

Thailand

Jakarta

Bali

Port Moresby

Cairns

Sydney

Hobart

Adelaide

Bunbury

1989

Gibraltar

Naples

Isle of Man

Oslo

Newcastle

1990

 

1991

Falmouth

Cobanhaven (Copenhagen?)

1992

Bermuda

Charleston SC

Halifax

Gibraltar

Hartlepool

Dartmouth

Guernsey

Lisbon

Tunis

1992

Aalborg

Hull

Sunderland

1993

Decommissioned

1998

Sunk, North Atlantic

 

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