Historical information

Historical significance. HMS Hydra (A144) was a deep ocean hydrographic survey vessel.

She was the third of 3 Hecla Class vessel's , laid down on 14th May 1964 at Yarrow Shipbuilders at Scotstoun on the River Clyde and commissioned 4th May 1966.

Displacement of 2000 tons (2945 fully loaded).Length 79 Mtrs. Beam 15.4 Mtrs. Draught 4.9 mtrs. Compliment of 12 Officers and 116 crewmen.

Saw operations during Falklands War. Decommissioned in 1986 and and sold to the Indonesian Navy still active as of 2019.

Physical description

Wooden plaque with metal plate.

Inscriptions & markings

White sails surrounding shield over 9 headed dragon over pennant with wording H.M.S. Hydra below.