HMS Chatham at the International Fleet Review, 2005
|Laid down:||12 May 1986|
|Launched:||20 January 1988|
|Commissioned:||4 May 1990|
|Motto:||Up and at 'em|
|Fate:||Active in service as of 2008|
|Class and type:||Type 22 frigate|
|Length:||148. For a full list of ships present see List of ships present at International Fleet Review 2005 The International Fleet Review The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Events 250 - Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Events 1256 - The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Design The Type 22 was designed to be a specialist Anti-submarine warfare vessel as part of the Royal Navy's contribution to NATO. 1 m (486 ft 9 in)|
|Beam:||14. 8 m (48 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||6. 4 m (21 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Rolls-Royce Spey gas turbines (high speed)|
2 × Rolls Royce Tyne gas turbines (cruising)
2 shafts driving variable pitch propellers with COGAG (Combined gas and gas) gearbox, allowing all four engines to provide power to the drive train. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Combined gas turbine and gas turbine (COGAG is a type of propulsion system for ships using two Gas turbines connected to a single Propeller shaft.
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h) cruise|
30 knots (56 km/h) maximum
|Complement:||250 (max. 301)|
|Armament:||1 × 4.5 inch (114 mm) Mk.8 gun|
Sea Wolf anti-missile system
2 × Quad Harpoon missile launchers
2 × 20 mm Close range guns
NATO Seagnat Decoy Launchers
Lynx Mk.8 helicopters
Sea Skua anti-ships missiles
Sting Ray anti-submarine torpedoes
Mk 11 depth charges
HMS Chatham (F87) is a Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy. Design The Type 22 was designed to be a specialist Anti-submarine warfare vessel as part of the Royal Navy's contribution to NATO. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) She was guardship to the Royal Yacht Britannia when she withdrew from Hong Kong. A Royal Yacht is a ship used by a Monarch or a royal family If the monarch is an Emperor the proper term is Imperial Yacht. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders In May 2000, under Chatham was part of the Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) sent to the coast of Sierra Leone to oversee the evacuation of British, EU and Commonwealth nationals as part of Operation Palliser, under the captaincy of George Zambellas. The Sierra Leone Civil War began in 1991, initiated by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF under Foday Sankoh. Operation Palliser was a British Armed forces operation in Sierra Leone in 2000 under the command of Brigadier David Richards. Rear Admiral George Zambellas is the current Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces, and was appointed to this role in June 2007
In March 2003 HMS Chatham became the first British warship to fire her guns in anger as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom when she engaged targets on the Al-Faw Peninsula of southern Iraq. The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign This article is about the Iraqi peninsula See also the Al-Fao artillery system Approximately 60 rounds were fired at a variety of targets from her 4. 5" gun. In company with HMAS Anzac she remained on station for the following 72 hours at immediate readiness to provide fire support to the troops of the Royal Marines as they advanced up the peninsula. Construction Anzac was laid down by Tenix Defence Systems at Williamstown Victoria on 5 November 1993 launched on 16 September 1994 and commissioned
HMS Chatham deployed from the UK to the Persian Gulf in January and returned in August. During the deployment, in the run up to and the conduct of the invasion of Iraq the ship spent around 90 days at sea continuously in defence watches in the northern part of the Persian Gulf. At times she came very close to hitting mines laid by Iraqi dhows and tugs in the shallow waters to be found in the area.
HMS Chatham also hosted the BBC for the television programme Shipmates which charted the life of ordinary sailors in the Royal Navy. In the program Chatham was filmed on active service in the Persian Gulf, whilst on an anti-terrorist mission. The Persian Gulf, in the Southwest Asian region is an extension of the The show also covered the Chatham's humanitarian relief efforts off the coast of Sri Lanka after the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004. Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea Earthquake that occurred at 005853 UTC on December 26 2004 with an Epicentre off the west coast of "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 
On April 18, 2005, Chatham, at Alexandria, Egypt, sent a party ashore to provide a burial for the recently-uncovered remains of thirty British sailors and officers who had died during or after the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Alexandria ( Egyptian Arabic: اسكندريه Eskendereyya; Standard Arabic: ar الإسكندرية Al-Iskandariyya; Ἀλεξάνδρεια This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. The Battle of the Nile or Aboukir Bay (August 1-2 1798 saw a British fleet under Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson defeat a French Year 1798 ( MDCCXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a 
On October 31, 2006, HMS Chatham visited the town of Chatham, Massachusetts. Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. The Chatham was on its way to Boston, but stopped at the town with the same name for that reason.
As of 16th March 2007, F87 is docked at St. Mary's Island, Chatham, as part of a recruitment drive to encourage local people to join the Navy.