D-183 PNS Khaibar

Pakistan Navy

1976 to 1994 - Royal Navy - F173 HMS Arrow    

1994 to present    

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Call Sign: AROS
See Also: FFG Brooke class D-162

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1972-sep-28Laid down F173 HMS Arrow
1974-feb-5Launched F173 HMS Arrow
1976-jul-29Commissioned F173 HMS Arrow on Wearside
1977-jun-25Deployment F173 HMS Arrow Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (3rd Frigate Squadron), off Gosport
1979-may-8Deployment F173 HMS Arrow departed HMNB Devonport in company with HMS Dido. Joined up in English Channel with HMS Norfolk, Flagship of Task Group 317.8 for a 6.5 month Indian Ocean and Far East group deployment. Other units of the Portsmouth group were HMS Achilles, HMS Arethusa, HMS Falmouth, RFA Black Rover, RFA Olmeda and RFA Regent. Returned to Devonport on 14 Dec 1978.
1982-apr-2Deployment F173 HMS Arrow Operation Corporate Ordered to South Atlantic from exercise, leaving theatre on 18 Jun 1982.
1991-augDeployment F173 HMS Arrow West Indies Guardship relieved HMS Ambuscade on station off Bermuda, as West Indies Guardship.
1994Commissionedex UK RN HMS Arrow
1994-mar-1Fate: transfered F173 HMS Arrow to Pakistan as PNS Khaibar (183)


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2750light (tn)
3600full load (tn)
117length (m)
12.70beam (m)
5.90draught (m)
4000range (nm)
34max speed (knots)
50000power (shp)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
1Missile Launcher Sea Cat
1Naval Gun Mark 8 4.5 inch (114mm)
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 912
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 184


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