FF-07 Almirante Lynch

Chilean Navy

1997 to 2006 - Royal Navy - F80 HMS Grafton    

2007 to present    

FF-07 Almirante Lynch

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Call Sign: CCLY
See Also: FF Condell class PFG-07

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1992-janOrdered F80 HMS Grafton
1993-may-13Laid down F80 HMS Grafton
1994-nov-5Launched F80 HMS Grafton
1997-may-29Commissioned F80 HMS Grafton
1998-marAircraft F80 HMS Grafton assigned 815 Sq Lynx HAS.3 ZD256/347-GT
1998-aprDeployment F80 HMS Grafton departed HMNB Portsmouth for 8 month Middle and Far East deployment. Returned Dec 1998.
1998-sep-23Deployment F80 HMS Grafton singapore strait Lynx ZD256 accident
1999-mayDeployment F80 HMS Grafton part of FS Foch Task Group in Adriatic, off Kosovo
2000-sep-11Deployment F80 HMS Grafton Accident 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 Visit F80 HMS Grafton DSEI 2013 visited Royal Albert Dock, London for the DSEI 2013 exhibition at the ExCel Centre 9-12 Sep
2004Deployment F80 HMS Grafton Armilla Patrol early 2004
2005-jul-7Port Visit F80 HMS Grafton to Ipswich. Entry to port escorted by 4 Lynx and 2 Gazelle from AAC Wattisham.
2006-mar-31Decommissioned F80 HMS Grafton following Jul 2004 announcement by UK MoD to reduce Type 23 fleet to 13 vessels. Ships Bell to Ipswich Council offices
2007-marFate: transfered F80 HMS Grafton transferred to Chilean Navy, following an agreement in Sep 2005.
2007-mar-28Handed over to Chilean Navy at HMNB Portsmouth as part of Project Puente to renew its surface fleet


    from Type 23 Duke class
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

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