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  • UK Broad Beam Leander class

    UK Leander class
    Frigate
    ships



    1968    


        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    IN Nilgiri class 1972


    Specifications

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    260crew
    13.10beam (m)




    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Shipyards

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    UK Vickers-Armstrong - High Walker1
    UK Yarrow - Scotstoun4


    List of Ships

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    UKRoyal NavyF69HMS BacchanteGWPE - BC19691982
    Leander class NZ Royal New Zealand Navy F69 HMNZS Wellington 19821999
    UKRoyal NavyF12HMS AchillesGYQG - AC19701990
    Condell class CL Chilean Navy PFG-08 Ministro Zenteno 19912006
    UKRoyal NavyF16HMS DiomedeGYQN - DM19711988
    INIndian NavyF33Nilgiri class INS Nilgiri19721996
    UKRoyal NavyF70HMS ApolloGNIE - AP19721988
    UKRoyal NavyF72HMS AriadneGNUL - AE19731990
    Condell class CL Chilean Navy PFG-09 General Baquedano 19921998
    INIndian NavyF34Nilgiri class INS Himgiri19742005
    INIndian NavyF35Nilgiri class INS Udaygiri19762007
    INIndian NavyF36Nilgiri class INS Dunagiri19772010
    INIndian NavyF41Nilgiri class INS Taragiri1980--
    INIndian NavyF42Nilgiri class INS VindhyagiriT219812012

    11 units


    Events

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    1966-oct-27Laid downUK F69 HMS Bacchante
    1967-dec-1Laid downUK F12 HMS Achilles
    1968-jan-30Laid downUK F16 HMS Diomede
    1968-feb-29LaunchedUK F69 HMS Bacchante
    1968-nov-21LaunchedUK F12 HMS Achilles
    1969-febAircraftUK F69 HMS Bacchante assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as Bacchante Flt/425 until c Jul 1969
    1969-apr-15LaunchedUK F16 HMS Diomede
    1969-may-1Laid downUK F70 HMS Apollo
    1969-oct-17CommissionedUK F69 HMS Bacchante
    1969-nov-1Laid downUK F72 HMS Ariadne
    1970-jul-9CommissionedUK F12 HMS Achilles
    1970-aug-29Port VisitUK F12 HMS Achilles Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1970-oct-15LaunchedUK F70 HMS Apollo
    1970-decAircraftUK F16 HMS Diomede assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT432 as Diomede Flt/423-DM until c Sep 1972
    1971-apr-2CommissionedUK F16 HMS Diomede
    1971-sep-10LaunchedUK F72 HMS Ariadne
    1972DeploymentUK F12 HMS Achilles Far east
    1972-janDeploymentUK F69 HMS Bacchante detached from exercise with US Navy and ordered towards British Honduras, as escort for HMS Ark Royal, to deter Guatemalan ambitions.
    1972-mayAircraftUK F70 HMS Apollo assigned Wasp HAS.1 XS566 as /470-AP by May 1972 (until c Jun 1974 ?)
    1972-may-28CommissionedUK F70 HMS Apollo
    1972-octAircraftUK F16 HMS Diomede assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS572 as Diomede Flt/423-DM, until c Apr 1973
    1973-feb-10CommissionedUK F72 HMS Ariadne
    1973-aprPort VisitUK F70 HMS Apollo visited St Helena, in company with HMS Rhyl and RFA Tidereach.
    1973-mayAircraftUK F16 HMS Diomede assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV634 as Diomede Flt/423 until c Oct 1973
    1974-janDeploymentUK F70 HMS Apollo departed UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Argonaut, HMS Ariadne, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
    1974-janDeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne departed UK as escort to HMS Fife, Flagship of Task Group 317.1 for 9 month Indian Ocean and Australia group deployment in company with HMS Apollo, HMS Argonaut, HMS Danae and HMS Londonderry, supported by RFA Tarbatness. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 4 Oct.
    1974-augAircraftUK F16 HMS Diomede assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XS528 as Diomede Flt/423 until c Jul 1978
    1974-sep-17DeploymentUK F16 HMS Diomede departed HMNB Devonport to join Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Achilles, HMS Blake, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Lowestoft, RFA Green Rover, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
    1974-sep-17DeploymentUK F12 HMS Achilles departed HMNB Devonport to join Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Blake, HMS Diomede, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Lowestoft, RFA Green Rover, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
    1974-oct-14Port VisitUK F16 HMS Diomede Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
    1974-oct-14Port VisitUK F12 HMS Achilles Visited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
    1975-mar-29DeploymentUK F12 HMS Achilles Operation Stella Ordered to coast off South Vietnam from a Far East group deployment, to assist in evacuation of British and Commonwealth citizens. Accompanied by HMS Lowestoft and RFA Green Rover.
    1975-nov-12DeploymentUK F12 HMS Achilles collision in English Channel with 220,000 ton, Panamanian registered tanker mv Olympic Alliance in heavy fog.
    1975-decRefitUK F12 HMS Achilles new bow section at HMD Devonport after mid-Channel collision
    1976RefitUK F72 HMS Ariadne
    1976-mar-23DeploymentUK F16 HMS Diomede collision with Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Baldur, during 2nd Cod War
    1976-aug-28Port VisitUK F72 HMS Ariadne present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitUK F12 HMS Achilles present at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1977-marUK F72 HMS Ariadne Deployment Caribbean/South America
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F70 HMS Apollo Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 2F), off Peel Bank
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F16 HMS Diomede Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (as Captain 3F), off Gosport
    1977-jun-25DeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (7th Frigate Squadron), off Browndown
    1977-jul-5DeploymentUK F12 HMS Achilles sent to British Honduras to re-inforce the garrison after further deterioration in relations with adjacent Guatemala.
    1977-aug-27DeploymentUK F12 HMS Achilles present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
    1979-marPort VisitUK F70 HMS Apollo visited Dartmouth to drop off CINCNAVHOME to BRNC
    1979-may-8DeploymentUK F12 HMS Achilles departed HMNB Portsmouth as escort to HMS Norfolk, Flagship of Task Group 317.8 for 7 month Indian Ocean and Far East group deployment in company with HMS Arethusa and HMS Falmouth, supported by RFA Black Rover, RFA Olmeda and RFA Regent. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Arrow and HMS Dido. Returned to Chatham 14 Dec 1979.
    1979-novAircraftUK F16 HMS Diomede assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV638 briefly, during Nov 1979 as Diomede Flt/423
    1980-janRefitUK F72 HMS Ariadne at Gibraltar until recommissioned, Mar 1981
    1980-janAircraftUK F16 HMS Diomede assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XV634 (again) as Diomede Flt/423 until Jul 1987
    1980-jan-15AircraftUK F12 HMS Achilles assigned Wasp HAS.1 XV638 as 829 Sq 043 Achilles Flt/430
    1980-augAircraftUK F72 HMS Ariadne anticipating completion of refit, assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT426 as 023 Ariadne Flt/455 in Aug 1980 until at least Mar 1983
    1980-augAircraftUK F70 HMS Apollo Assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XS567 as /470-AP until at least Oct 1983
    1980-decDeploymentUK F70 HMS Apollo Armilla Patrol deployed to Middle East for Armilla Patrol, with HMS Ardent, supported by RFA Tidepool and RFA Fort Austin. Relieved on station by HMS Rothesay.
    1981RefitUK F16 HMS Diomede Seawolf conversion cancelled by 1981 Defence Review
    1981-jan-20DeploymentUK F70 HMS Apollo Towed ditched 824 NAS Sea King HAS.2A XV665 to RFA Fort Austin for recovery.
    1981-marDeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne deployment to Caribbean and West Indies.
    1982-jun-18DeploymentUK F70 HMS Apollo Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, with 829 NAS 041 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XS567 / 470 embarked. Returned 17 Oct, in poor condition.
    1982-jun-20DeploymentUK F69 HMS Bacchante Departed Gibraltar for 3 month South Atlantic deployment with 829 NAS 052 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XS538 / 425 embarked.
    1982-jun-22DeploymentUK F16 HMS Diomede Departed UK for South Atlantic with 829 NAS 021 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XV634 / 423 embarked.
    1982-oct-1DecommissionedUK F69 HMS Bacchante
    1982-oct-1Fate: transferedUK F69 HMS Bacchante to New Zealand as HMNZS Wellington
    1982-nov-8DeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne Departed HMNB Devonport for Falkland islands with 829 NAS 023 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XT426 / 455 embarked. Transit at least part way in company with HMS Antrim. Returned on 25 Mar 1983.
    1983DeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne Gibraltar guardship duties
    1983-sep-6AircraftUK F70 HMS Apollo Wasp HAS.1 XT427/606 from 829 Sq HQ Flt ditched shortly after take off from flight deck in the English Channel near Portland, following a power loss. Airframe recovered.
    1983-octAircraftUK F70 HMS Apollo Assigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT783 as /470
    1983-dec-2DeploymentUK F12 HMS Achilles Operation Offcut while returning from an Armilla Patrol deployment, ordered off Cyprus in readiness to sail to Beirut, if required.
    1984-mar-12DeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne Acted as Belize Guardship from Mar 84 returning in Jun after 3 month deployment.
    1985-decPort VisitUK F16 HMS Diomede Visited Bermuda
    1986-janDeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne Operation Eschew sent to Turks and Caicos Islands (as West Indies Guardship) during period of civil unrest.
    1987DeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne Armilla Patrol deployed at short notice
    1987-augAircraftUK F16 HMS Diomede assigned 829 Sq Wasp HAS.1 XT437 as Diomede Flt/423 in Aug 1987 until c Feb 1988
    1988RefitUK F72 HMS Ariadne major refit until Apr 1989, to become Dartmouth Training Ship
    1988-may-31DecommissionedUK F16 HMS Diomede
    1988-julFate: transferedUK F16 HMS Diomede to Pakistan as Shamsher (263)
    1988-aug-31DecommissionedUK F70 HMS Apollo
    1988-octFate: transferedUK F70 HMS Apollo to Pakistan as Zulfiquar (262)
    1989-julDeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne short post-refit deployment to Mediterranean, returned Nov 1989
    1990-jan-15DeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne departed for a 6 month round the world Endeavour 90 training cruise, escorting HMS Bristol (flagship) and in company with HMS Minerva, as part of the Dartmouth Training Squadron. Returned to HMNB Portsmouth on 13 Jul.
    1990-mar-27DecommissionedUK F12 HMS Achilles
    1990-sepFate: transferedUK F12 HMS Achilles to Chile as Ministro Zenteno (08)
    1992Fate: transferedUK F72 HMS Ariadne to Chile as General Baquedano
    1992-may-31DecommissionedUK F72 HMS Ariadne
    2009UK F70 HMS Apollo HMS Apollo wasp now at Duxford imperial war museum






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