Ecuadorian Navy – Frigates

Frigates condell and leander class frigates ecuador 2009

Condell Class (variant of British Leander) LOA 372′ TDISP 3,000 tons (2 active)

BAE Eloy Alfaro FM-01 (2008) formerly Almirante Condell (1973-2007) AND BAE Morán Valverde FM-02 (2008) formerly Almirante Lynch (1974-2007)

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Almirante Condell PFG-06 off Chile 1999, years before her transfer to Ecuador. PH1 Chris Desmond, USN / Public domain

Condells class Guayaquil 2018Leander Class LOA 372′ TDISP 3,000 tons (2 retired, both former RN units transferred to Ecuador, very similar to later Condell class variants)

Leanders class Guayaquil 2008
The distinctive feature that helps differentiate the Leanders from the newly-acquired Condells is the smaller landing areas at the stern of these Leanders, with a Variable Depth Sonar well at the stern.

BAE Morán Valverde FM-02 (1991-2008) formerly HMS Danae F-47 (1967-1991) scrapped 2010 ANDEC dock Guayaquil.

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HMS Danae in Mediterranean, 1970, long before her transfer to Ecuador. Credit: Isaac Newton / CC BY-SA
BAE Moran Valverde scrap 2010
Distortion on satellite view.

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