F169 HMS Amazon

UK Royal Navy

1993 to present - PK Pakistan Navy - D-182 PNS Babur    



1974 to 1993    


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Flight Deck: AZ
Call Sign: GNID


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History of UK F169 HMS Amazon

1969-nov-6Laid down
1971-apr-26Launched
1974-may-11Commissioned
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (4th Frigate Squadron), off Gosport
1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted HMNB Devonport as part of Task Group 317.6 for 7.5 month Australia and Far East group deployment, led by HMS Tiger. Left in company with HMS Cleopatra, HMS Mohawk and HMS Zulu. Returned to Devonport on 20 Apr 1978.
1982-feb-22Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport for 4 month Persian Gulf deployment; 815Sq Amazon Flt Lynx HAS.2 XZ735/320-AZ embarked.
1982-marDeploymentPersian Gulf Persian Gulf Patrol in company with RFA Olna and HMS Cardiff
1992-octDeploymentFalklands Guardship relieved HMS Ambuscade on station in South Atlantic, as Falklands Guardship.
1993-jun-23Aircraft with Lynx ZF562 on the way to Denmark
1993-sep-30Fate: transferedto Pakistan as PNS Babur (182)

History of PK D-182 PNS Babur

1993-sep-30Commissioned
2011-jun-26Port VisitSAJeddah Islamic Port 2 day visit to Islamic Port of Jeddah, until 27 Jun.

Specifications

   

    from Type 21 Amazon class
170crew
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
1Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
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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Builder

   

UK Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston



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