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-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
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
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-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-marDeploymentUK F72 HMS Ariadne deployment to Caribbean and West Indies.
1982-octUK F72 HMS Ariadne Falkland islands
1982-oct-1DecommissionedUK F69 HMS Bacchante
1982-oct-1Fate: transferedUK F69 HMS Bacchante to New Zealand as HMNZS Wellington
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-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-12UK F72 HMS Ariadne Acted as Belize Guardship from March 84 returning in June after 3 month deployment.
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 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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