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  • 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
    1982-aug-2DeploymentSouth Atlantic Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, escorting HMS Illustrious. Returned 19 Nov. Transit at least part way in company with HMS Battleaxe.
    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-30CommissionedArrived in Pakistan 8 Jan 1994
    1998RefitPKKarachi Naval Base air search radar DA08 modernisation refit by KESW until 2002, replaced air search radar and chaff countermeasures and augmented armament with 30mm guns.
    2011-jun-26Port VisitSAJeddah Islamic Port 2 day visit to Islamic Port of Jeddah, until 27 Jun.
    2015DecommissionedDecommissioned

    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

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 11
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 11

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston



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