F80 HMS Grafton

UK Royal Navy

2007 to present - CL Chilean Navy - FF-07 Almirante Lynch    



1997 to 2006    


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Flight Deck: GT
Call Sign: GCOY


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1992-janOrdered
1993-may-13Laid down
1994-nov-5Launched
1997-may-29Commissioned
1998-marAircraftassigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/347-GT
1998-aprDeploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 8 month Middle and Far East deployment. Returned Dec 1998.
1998-sep-23DeploymentSGsingapore strait Lynx ZD256 accident
1999-mayDeploymentpart of FS Foch Task Group in Adriatic, off Kosovo
2000-sep-11DeploymentAccident hit submerged rocks in a fjord near Droebak, outside Oslo while heading for the open sea. Was part of NATO STANVFORLANT flotilla visiting Oslo 9-11 Sep.
2003-sep-13Port VisitDSEI 2013 visited Royal Albert Dock, London for the DSEI 2013 exhibition at the ExCel Centre 9-12 Sep
2004Deployment Armilla Patrol early 2004
2005-jul-7Port Visitto Ipswich. Entry to port escorted by 4 Lynx and 2 Gazelle from AAC Wattisham.
2006-mar-31Decommissionedfollowing Jul 2004 announcement by UK MoD to reduce Type 23 fleet to 13 vessels. Ships Bell to Ipswich Council offices
2007-marFate: transferedtransferred to Chilean Navy, following an agreement in Sep 2005.
2007-mar-28CommissionedCL FF-07 Almirante Lynch
2007-mar-28CL FF-07 Almirante Lynch Handed over to Chilean Navy at HMNB Portsmouth as part of Project Puente to renew its surface fleet

Specifications    

    from Type 23 Duke class
180crew
3600light (tn)
4200full load (tn)
133length (m)
16.10beam (m)
5.50draught (m)
7800range (nm)
28max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine diesel - Paxman Valenta 12CM
2Naval Engine electric motors
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODLAG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Sea Wolf
2Naval Gun single 30 mm
1Naval Gun Mk.8 Mod 1 4.5 inch
4Chaff and decoys Seagnat
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182
1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 2070 Talisman
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 911
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1007
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996
1Sonar towed array sonar Type 2031
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 2050

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy AW eh.101 11
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11
UK Royal Navy AW AW159 Wildcat HMA2 10

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

UK Yarrow, Scotstoun


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