1993 to present    

D-182 PNS Babur

PK Pakistan Navy

1974 to 1993 - UK Royal Navy - F169 HMS Amazon    

Flight Deck:
Call Sign: AROJ
See Also: DDG County class D-84


History of UK HMS Amazon F169

1969-nov-06Laid downLaid down
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (4th Frigate Squadron), off Gosport
1977-aug-27DeploymentDeployment UK HMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1977-sep-05DeploymentDeployment Departed 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-22DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Devonport for 4 month Persian Gulf deployment; 815Sq Amazon Flt Lynx HAS.2 XZ735/320-AZ embarked.
1982-marDeploymentDeployment Persian Gulf Persian Gulf Patrol in company with RFA Olna and HMS Cardiff
1982-aug-02DeploymentDeployment South Atlantic Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic, escorting HMS Illustrious. Returned 19 Nov. Transit at least part way in company with HMS Battleaxe.
1986-apr Deployed on Global 86
1992-octDeploymentDeployment Falklands Guardship relieved HMS Ambuscade on station in South Atlantic, as Falklands Guardship.
1993-jun-23AircraftAircraft with Lynx ZF562 on the way to Denmark
1993-sep-30Fate: transferedFate: transfered to Pakistan as PNS Babur (182)

History of PK PNS Babur D-182

1993-sep-30CommissionedCommissioned Arrived in Pakistan 8 Jan 1994
1998RefitRefit Karachi 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 VisitPort Visit SA Jeddah Islamic Port 2 day visit to Islamic Port of Jeddah, until 27 Jun.
2015DecommissionedDecommissioned Decommissioned

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Type 21 Amazon class
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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