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  • 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
    Shipyard: Yarrow


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    History of UK F80 HMS Grafton

    1992-janOrdered
    1993-may-13Laid downYard No 1044
    1994-nov-5Launched
    1997-febTrialsHosted deck handling trials for EH101 programme
    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.
    2001-aug-24Port VisitHMNB Portsmouth IFoS 2001 International Festival of Sea 2001 Present at IFoS Portsmouth.
    2003-sep-9Port VisitRoyal Albert Dock DSEI 2003 visited Royal Albert Dock, London for the DSEI 2003 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.

    History of CL FF-07 Almirante Lynch

    2007-mar-28Commissioned
    2007-mar-28Handed over to Chilean Navy at HMNB Portsmouth as part of Project Puente to renew its surface fleet
    2018-dec-4DeploymentCLValparaíso Chilean Navy 200th anniversary ExpoNaval 2018 At ExpoNaval 2018 in Valparaiso

    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 EH101 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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