- HMS Mohawk (F125)
HMS "Mohawk" (F125) was a Tribal-class
frigateof the Royal Navy. She was named after a tribe of Native Americans who are located in southeast Canadaand New York State. "Mohawk" was built by Vickersof Barrow-in-Furness. She was launched on 5 April 1962 and commissioned on 29 November 1963. She had a number of nicknames, including the 'Mighty Mo'.
In 1965, "Mohawk" was deployed to the
Persian Gulf, and in 1966 deployed on Beira Patrol, a task designed to prevent oil reaching Rhodesiavia the then Portuguese colony of Mozambique. The following year, "Mohawk" deployed to the West Indies, performing a variety of duties. Soon after, "Mohawk" also deployed to the Mediterranean. In 1968, "Mohawk" became the Gibraltarguardship and in 1969, "Mohawk" was back in the West Indies.
In 1970, "Mohawk" underwent a drastic conversion to accommodate her planned role of training ship, which included the removal of her aft 4.5-in gun. Astonishingly, the changes that were made to her were reversed and she did not become a training ship.
In 1971, "Mohawk" underwent a troublesome refit resulting in the installation of the gearbox from sister ship HMS|Tartar|F133|6 in 1972.
In 1973, "Mohawk" deployed for the Far East visiting South Africa, Singapore, Padang, Penang, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Gibraltar. She sailed in company with the latest Guided Missile Destroyer (GMD) HMS|Antrim|D18|6. They relieved HMS|Devonshire|D02|6 and HMS|Lincoln|F99|6 in the Far East Squadron. She also participated in the
Beira Patrolbefore returning to the UK on 14 August 1973. Later that year she went on a tour of the Norwegian coast, visiting Harstad, Bodo, Tromso and Hammerfest. She was called into the search for the "Gaul", a fishing vessel that went missing in the Barents Sea.
In 1974, "Mohawk" deployed to the West Indies once more and subsequently to the Mediterranean.
In 1977, "Mohawk" joined
Naval On-call Force of the Mediterranean(NAVOCFORMED), a NATOmulti-national squadron, and the predecessor of Standing Naval Force Mediterranean(STANAVFORMED).
Later that year, "Mohawk", along with her sister-ship HMS|Zulu|F124|6, was part of the eight-ship Group 6 deployment, led by the cruiser HMS|Tiger|C24|6, that deployed to the
Far East, visiting a variety of ports in fly-the-flag visits. While on the return journey home the following year, via the Mediterranean, "Mohawk" suffered a slight embarrassment during the Group's visit to Malta. While in Dockyard Creek, "Mohawk" was preparing to leave, waiting for HMS|Rhyl|F129|6 to slip her moorings. "Rhyl" slipped her moorings too early, which forced "Mohawk" to also slip her moorings too early, and once she did get into Grand Harbour, she attempted to turn left, so that she could subsequently join up with the column. However, "Mohawk's" manoevres went awry, and she ended up on the steps of Customs House. "Mohawk" suffered some hull damage but was soon able to get underway.
In 1979, "Mohawk" was placed in Reserve, the
Standby Squadron. In 1980 "Mohawk" decommissioned and the following year was placed on the disposal list and subsequently sold for scrap.
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