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  HMS Bulwark  
1954 - 1981 .

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HMS Bulwark  R08

Class

Centaur Class

Builder

Harland & Wolff.

Laid down

10 May 1945

Launched

22 June 1948

Commissioned

4 November 1954

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19. February 1955 - 3. March 1955

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751 NAS Avenger AS. (6) B
807 NAS Sea Hawk FB.3 120 ?
811 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) B
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 (1)
Avenger AS.5 (2)
982 B
981 B
 

 

? NAS ? NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 1 November 2011
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23. May 1955 - 4. Juni 1955

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751 NAS Avenger AS. (6) B
811 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) B
898 NAS 23. May 55 - 4. Jun. 55 Sea Hawk FGA.6 100-112 B
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 (1)
Avenger AS.5 (2)
982 B
981 B
 

 

? NAS ? NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 1 November 2011
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1955 (general)

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751 NAS Avenger AS. (6) B
800 NAS 8.6.55-23.6.55 Sea Hawk FGA.4 (?) 100-111 O
811 NAS 8.6.55-23.6.55 Sea Hawk FGA.4 (8) B
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 (1)
Avenger AS.5 (2)
982 B
981 B
 

 

751 NAS 800 NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 1 November 2011

1956 (general)

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899 NAS 31. Jan. 56 - 10. Feb. 56 Sea Hawk FGA.6 (?) 485-496 J
893 NAS 8. Jun. 56 - 20. Jun. 56 Sea Venom FAW.21 (7) 090-099 J
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 982 B
 

 

Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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6. August 1956 - 17. December 1956

Mediterranen (Operation Musketeer)

804 NAS 23.6.56-1.7.56
6.8.56-1.12.56
Sea Hawk FGA.4 (8) 160-173 B
810 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) 230 (Z) B
895 NAS
25. Jun. 56 - 2. Jul. 56

3. Aug. 56- 17. Dec. 56
Sea Hawk FGA.6 (?)
Sea Hawk FB.3 (?)
190-201 B
455-469 B
Ships Flight Dragonfly HR.3 (1)
Avenger AS.5 (2)
982 B
981 B
 

 

 

 

   
last update 1 June 2016
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18 December 1956 - May 1957
Refit at Portsmouth
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25. June 1957 - 5. August 1957

Atlantic, Mediterranean

801 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) B
820 NAS Gannet AS.4 (6) B
845 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 (5) B 320
849 NAS D flt. Skyraider AEW.1 (4) B 420
891 NAS 25. Jun. 65 - 19. Aug 56 Sea Venom FAW.21 (8) 435-444 B
898 NAS 28. Jun. 65 - 5. Aug 56 Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) 470-481 B
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAR.3 982 B
 

 

801 NAS 820 NAS 845 NAS
 

 

849 NAS 891 NAS 898 NAS
 

 

Ship's Flight    
last update 1 November 2011
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28. August 1957 - 27. November 1957

(Exercise Strikeback)

801 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) B
845 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 (5) B
849 NAS D flt. Skyraider AEW.1 (4) B 420
891 NAS 28. Aug. 57 - 27. Nov. 57 Sea Venom FAW.21 (8) 435-444 B
898 NAS 1. Nov. 57 - 25. Nov. 57 Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) 470-481 R
Ships Flight Whirlwind HAR.3 982 B
 

 

801 NAS 849 NAS
 

 

891 NAS 898 NAS Ship's Flight
last update 1 November 2011
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12. January 1958 - November 1958

World Cruise

801 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) B
845 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 (5) B 390
849 NAS D flt. Skyraider AEW.1 (4) B 420
891 NAS 12. Jan 58 - 28. Oct. 58 Sea Venom FAW.22 (8) 435-444 B
898 NAS Sea Hawk FGA.6 (8) B
Ships Flight ? ?
894 NAS D flt. was on Bord until the 27. October 1958
 

 

801 NAS 845 NAS 849 NAS
 

 

891 NAS 898 NAS Ship's Flight
last update 1 November 2011
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Decommissioned

5. November 1958

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January 1959 - 23. January 1960
Conversion at Portsmouth Dockyard. Conversion to amphibious-assault helicopter carrier, all fixed wing facilities removed and flight deck strengthened. Provisions made for the carrying of 750 troops and their equipment.
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Recommissioned

23. January 1960

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1960 - 1962 (general)

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848 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 (13) B
 

 

848 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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17 December 1962 - 3 December 1963
Refit at Devonport
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1964 - 1965 (general)

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845 NAS Whirlwind HAS.7 (13) B
 

 

845 NAS    
last update 1 November 2011
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3 September 1965 - 22 April 1966.
Refit at Plymouth
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1966 - 1978 (general)

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845 NAS Wessex HU.5 (16) B
Ships Flight Wasp HAS.1 (1) B
 

 

845 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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August 1968 to 17 April 1969.
Major refit at Portsmouth
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1969 - 1970 (general)

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845 NAS Wessex HU.5 (16) B
Ships Flight Wasp HAS.1 (1) B
 

 

845 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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1970 (general)

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848 NAS Wessex HU.5 (10) B
Ships Flight Wasp HAS.1 (1) B
 

 

848 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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1970 - 1972 (general)

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845 NAS Wessex HU.5 (16) B
Ships Flight Wasp HAS.1 (1) B
 

 

845 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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1972 - 1974 (general)

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848 NAS Wessex HU.5 (16) B
Ships Flight Wasp HAS.1 (1) B
 

 

848 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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8. March 1974 - 7. February 1975
Refit at Devonport
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1975 - 1976 (general)

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848 NAS Wessex HU.5 (16) B
Ships Flight Wasp HAS.1 (1) B
 

 

848 NAS Ship's Flight  
last update 1 November 2011
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Decommissioned

May 1976

20. March 1978 - 23. February 1979
Conversion at Portsmouth to full ASW carrier
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Recommissioned

23. February 1979

1979 (general)

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826 NAS Sea King HAS.5 (9) B
846 NAS Sea King HC.4 (9) B
 

 

826 NAS 846 NAS  
last update 1 November 2011
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1979 - 1980 (general)

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820 NAS Sea King HAS.5 (9) B
826 NAS Sea King HAS.5 (9) B
846 NAS Sea King HC.4 (9) B
 

 

820 NAS 826 NAS 846 NAS
last update 1 November 2011
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1980 - 1981 (general)

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814 NAS Sea King HAS.5 (9) B
820 NAS Sea King HAS.5 (9) B
846 NAS Sea King HC.4 (6) B
 

 

814 NAS 820 NAS 846 NAS
last update 1 November 2011
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Decommissioned

27 March 1981


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last update 1. Februay 2013

written 1. November 2011

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