HMS Gloucester (1982) DG (10th)
The current & 10th ship to carry the name Gloucester is a Type
42 Destroyer, one of four of the third batch to be ordered and stretched
in comparison to the first batch.
She was built by Vosper Thorneycroft at Woolston, Southampton, and launched on 2-Nov-1982 and commissioned 1985.
HMS Gloucester sailed from the UK on 30-August-1990 in support
of the UN embargo against Iraq. Having already been in the Gulf the ship
escorted the first American ships to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles against
the Iraqis on the 17-January-1991. On 25-Feb Gloucester was
escorting the USS Missouri close to the Kuwaiti coast as she
bombarded the shore with her 16” guns.
The ships motto is "Prorsum" which means Onwards.
Arrived at Portsmouth 25-May-2011 after her final deployment.
Won the battle Honour: Kuwait 1991.
Other HMS Gloucester
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16 May, 2013.
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