LIST OF WARSHIPS AND THEIR CALLSIGNS FROM THE 1970'S

{NOTE THE ARK ROYAL's PENNANT NUMBER - the current Ark Royal is R07}

SEE ALSO THE FOLLOWING TWO SITES:-      

KEY TO 1952 SHIPS AND THEIR CALLSIGNS

THE NAVY AND ITS CHANGES DURING MY 30 YEAR CAREER 1953

IF YOU CANT SEE YOUR OLD SHIP EMAIL ME AND I WILL RESEARCH IT AND ADD IT TO THE LIST

CALLSIGN

NAME OF SHIP

TYPE OF SHIP

PENNANT NUMBER

19 in number

Small vessels used by universities and by Royal Naval Reserve [RNR] units.

12 minesweepers
5 patrol vessels and 2 auxiliaries

Various

GAZZ

PHOEBE

Frigate

F42

GBIZ

SIRIUS

Frigate

F40

GCCH

AVENGER

Frigate

F185

GCZU

SEALION

Submarine

-

GDBA

WALRUS

Submarine

-

GDBE

ODIN

Submarine

-

GDBU

LOWESTOFT

Frigate

F103

GDCA

RHYL

Frigate

F129

GDCE

ASHANTI

Frigate

F117

GDCH

OLYMPUS

Submarine

-

GDCU

BRIGHTON

Frigate

F106

GDDA

OBERON

Submarine

-

GDDE

ORPHEUS

Submarine

-

GDDH

YARMOUTH

Frigate

F101

GDDU

BERWICK

Frigate

F115

GDFA

PLYMOUTH

Frigate

F126

GDFE

ESKIMO

Frigate

F119

GDIH

NEWCASTLE

Destroyer

D87

GFXU

FALMOUTH

Frigate

F113

GFYA

GURKHA

Frigate

F122

GHFW

DEVONSHIRE

Destroyer

D02

GHFY

KENT

Destroyer

D12

GHFZ

LONDON

Destroyer

D16

GHGA

ONSLAUGHT

Submarine

-

GHGB

NUBIAN

Frigate

F131

GHGC

TARTAR

Frigate

F133

GHQW

LEANDER

Frigate

F109

GHQX

MOHAWK

Frigate

F125

GHQY

ORACLE

Submarine

-

GHQZ

OTTER

Submarine

-

GHRA

ZULU

Frigate

F124

GHWA

DIDO

Frigate

F104

GHWL

AJAX

Frigate

F114

GHWM

PENELOPE

Frigate

F127

GHWN

OCELOT

Submarine

-

GHWP

OTUS

Submarine

-

GJLH

AURORA

Frigate

F10

GJLU

GALATEA

Frigate

F18

GJLW

EURYALUS

Frigate

F15

GJLZ

OPOSSUM

Submarine

-

GJMA

OSIRIS

Submarine

-

GJME

VALIANT

Submarine

-

GKBH

GLAMORGAN

Destroyer

D19

GKBU

FIFE

Destroyer

D20

GKCA

OPPORTUNE

Submarine

-

GKXA

ARETHUSA

Frigate

F38

GKXS

ARK ROYAL

Aircraft Carrier

R09

GKYD

BULWARK

Landing Platform Helicopter [LPH]

R08

GKYQ

FEARLESS

Landing Platform Dock [LPD]

L10

GKYU

NAIAD

Frigate

F39

GKZL

HERMES

Aircraft Carrier

R12

GLXH

INTREPID

Landing Platform Dock [LPD]

L11

GLXU

ONYX

Submarine

-

GLZM

BLAKE

Cruiser

C99

GMLU

CLEOPATRA

Frigate

F28

GMWE

RESOLUTION

Submarine

-

GMXE

WARSPITE

Submarine

-

GMZU

MINERVA

Frigate

F45

GNAF

TENACITY

Patrol vessel

P276

GNID

AMAZON

Frigate

F169

GNIE

APOLLO

Frigate

F70

GNIG

SABRE

Fast training boat

P275

GNIH

SWIFSURE

Submarine

-

GNUD

SHEFFIELD

Destroyer

D80

GNUL

ARIADNE

Frigate

F72

GNZH

ARGONAUT

Frigate

F56

GOGH

JUNO

Frigate

F52

GOTW

WILTON

MCM

M1116

GPAB

SOVEREIGN

Submarine

-

GPAD

ANTELOPE

Frigate

F170

GPAE

ACTIVE

Frigate

F171

GPBA

HECLA

Survey ship

A133

GQCA

HECATE

Survey ship

A137

GQDA

DANEA

Frigate

F47

GQEN

BIRMINGHAM

Destroyer

D86

GQIA

AMBUSCADE

Frigate

F172

GQIB

ARROW

Frigate

F173

GQIC

ALACRITY

Frigate

F174

GQID

ARDENT

Frigate

F184

GQIG

COVENTRY

Destroyer

D118

GQIJ

GLASGOW

Destroyer

D88

GQIK

SUPERB

Submarine

-

GQIL

SCEPTRE

Submarine

-

GQIM

HERALD

Survey ship

A138

GQRZ

BEACHAMPTON

HKS

P1007

GRCA

REPULSE

Submarine

-

GRDE

REVENGE

Submarine

-

GRGE

HYDRA

Survey ship

A144

GRTE

ANTRIM

Destroyer

D18

GRYN

HERMIONE

Frigate

F58

GRZU

ABDIEL

Mine countermeasures vessel [MCM]

N21

GSCK

GAVINGTON

MCM

M1140

GSCR

LALESTON

Diving training ship

M1158

GSCV

SHOULTON

MCM

M1182

GSMU

NORFOLK

Destroyer

D21

GSPS

LYNX

FSS

F27

GSPX

SALISBURY

Frigate

F32

GSQB

TORQUAY

Frigate

F43

GSQC DUNDAS Frigate F48

GSQG

HARDY

Frigate

F54

GSRD

GLASSERTON

MCM

M1141

GSRK

HUBBERSTON

MCM

M1147

GSRM

IVESTON

MCM

M1151

GSRP

MONKTON

HKS

P1055

GSXU

ANDROMEDA

Frigate

F57

GSYA

JUPITER

Frigate

F60

GSYG

BICKINGTON

FPV

M1109

GSYJ

ALFRISTON

MCM

M1103

GSYK

POLLINGTON

FPV

M1173

GTDD

PORPOISE

Submarine

-

GTGF

SHERATON

Fishery protection vessel [FPV]

M1181

GTGP

STUBBINGTON

FPV

M1204

GTJK

WASPERTON

Hong Kong Squadron [HKS]

P1089

GTJR

WOLVERTON

HKS

P1093

GTJS

WOTTON

MCM

M1195

GTJT

YARNTON

HKS

P1096

GTSY

FINWHALE

Submarine

-

GTWB

LINCOLN

Frigate [Standby squadron] {FSS}

F99

GTWT

SOBERTON

FPV

M1200

GUCN

KINGFISHER

MCM

P260

GUCP

CYGNET

MCM

P261

GUIK

WAKEFUL

Support vessel

A236

GUVE

CUXTON

FPV

M1125

GUYV

JERSEY

FPV

P295

GUYW

GUERNSEY

FPV

P297

GUYX

SHETLAND

FPV

P298

GUYY

ORKNEY

FPV

P299

GUYZ

LINDISFARNE

FPV

P300

GUZA

BRECON

MCM

M29

GWPE

BACCHANTE

Frigate

F69

GWRA

CHARYBDIS

Frigate

F75

GWWD

DREADNOUGHT

Submarine

-

GWWL

EGERIA

Survey ship

A72

GWWM

ENTERPRISE

Survey ship

A71

GXBH

BEAGLE

Survey ship

A319

GXBU

BULLDOG

Survey ship

A317

GXCA

FAWN

Survey ship

A335

GXCE

FOX

Survey ship

A320

GXDE

SCYLLA

Frigate

F71

GXKE

RENOWN

Submarine

-

GXRH

ENDURANCE

Ice Patrol Ship

A171

GYFE

BRISTOL

Destroyer

D23

GYFH

CHURCHILL

Submarine

-

GYJU

CONQUEROR

Submarine

-

GYQG

ACHILLES

Frigate

F12

GYQN

DIOMEDE

Frigate

F16

GYZY

COURAGEOUS

Submarine

-

MMWS

TIGER

Cruiser

C20

MOJF

SCIMITAR

Fast training boat

P271

MOJG

CUTLASS

Fast training boat

P274

MQDZ

BRINTON

FPV

M1114

MQKY

BILDESTON

MCM

M1110

MRCP

BERETON

FPV

M1113

MRYY

BRONINGTON

MCM

M1115

MSGC

KIRKLISTON

MCM

M1157

MSVP

RECLAIM

Diving trials ship

A231

MTMP

SHAVINGTON

FPV

M1180

MTSY

CRICHTON

FPV

M1124

MTXG

EASTBOURNE

Frigate [training ship]

F73

MTXL

BOSSINGTON

MCM

M1133

MTXY

JAGUAR

FSS

F37

MTYM

MAXTON

MCM

M1165

MTYN MURRAY Frigate F91

MTYQ

NURTON

MCM

M1166

MVRB

TRIUMPH

Heavy repair ship

A108

MXJS

ECHO

Survey ship

A70

MXRT

LEWISTON

MCM

M1208

MXRV

LONDONDERRY

Frigate

F108

MXRY

ROTHESAY

Frigate

F107

MXSD

WOODLARK

Survey ship squadron

M2780

Not assigned

CARDIFF

Destroyer being built

Not assigned

Not assigned

SPARTAN

Submarine being built

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