Royal Navy Frigates

Royal Navy Frigates

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Type 23 Class LOA 436′ TDISP 4,900 tons (16 active, 3 transferred to Chilean Navy) 2 variants: general frigate and ASW

HMS Lancaster F-229 (1992) (General Purpose) (shown above larger HMS Dauntless Type 45 destroyerHMS Lancaster vs. HMS Dauntless Portsmouth 2018.jpgHMS Kent F-78 (2000) (ASW oriented)HMS Kent F-78 Type 23 Devonport 2018.jpg

Type 22 Class LOA 430′ to 486′ TDISP ca.5,000 tons (14 built, 5 active with other navies, rest scrapped) 3 distinct sub-classes

HMCS Cumberland 330-CFD-DN-ST-92-03625

HMS Cumberland F-85 a batch-3 frigate in 1991 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-92-03625 PH2 R.C. Witham

HMS Campbeltown F-86 (1989) scrapped 2013, 3rd batch, 486′ LOAHMS Campbeltown F-86 Type 22 Devonport 2018.jpg

Leander Class LOA 373′ TDISP 3,000 tons (26 built, service with several navies, all scrapped or deliberately sunk)

THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE 1970S

HMS Cleopatra F-28 Corinth Canal 1970 © Crown copyright. IWM (CT 87)

HMNZS Wellington F-69 ex-HMS Bacchante (1969) transferred to New Zealand 1982, decommissioned 1999, sunk as dive wreck near Wellington 2005.HMNZS Wellington Leander class Auckland NZ 2000Unidentified Royal New Zealand Navy Leander Class laid up 2006 near AucklandLeander class Auckland NZ 2006HMS Scylla F-71 (1970 – 1993), laid up, sunk as artificial reef 2004 Whitsand Bay, CornwallHMS Scylla Leander class Fareham 2001

Rothesay Class LOA 370′ TDISP 2,500 tons (21 built, 5 lost, all rest now scrapped)

SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY 1945-1989

HMS Londonderry F-108 1970 © IWM Crown Copyright (HU 129891)

HMS Plymouth F-126 (1961 – 1988) participated in Falklands War, preserved by Wartime Preservation Trust until its dissolution in 2006, scrapped 2014HMS Plymouth Rothesay Class Birkenhead 2005HMS Plymouth Rothesay Class Birkenhead 2009

Salisbury Class LOA 340′ TDISP 2,400 tons (4, all now scrapped)

NAVY SAVES CREW FORM BURNING COASTER. SEPTEMBER 1958, VIEW FROM A HELICOPTER. THE FRIGATE HMS CHICHESTER PICKED UP THE CREW OF THE SMALL COSTA RICAN COASTER CONCHA, WHICH BURST INTO FLAMES AFTER AN EXPLOSION OFF THE PEMBROKESHIRE COAST.

HMS Chichester rescues the crew of a burning coaster, 1958 © IWM (A 34090)

HMS Llandaff F-61 (1958 – 1976) transferred to Bangladesh Navy as BNS Umar Farooq (1976 – 2015) scrapped 2016, ChittagongBNS Umar Farooq Chittagong 2015.jpg

Leopard Class LOA 340′ TDISP 2,500 tons (7, all now scrapped) two units transferred to Bangladesh Navy both scrapped 2014, Chittagong

HMS LEOPARD, BRITISH FRIGATE, AT SEA.

HMS Leopard, 1961 HMS Leopard, 1961 © IWM (A 34521)

HMS Lynx F-27 (1957 – 1982), transferred to Bangladesh Navy as BNS Abu Bakr (1982 – 2013) and HMS Jaguar F-37 (1959 – 1978), transferred to Bangladesh Navy as BNS Ali Haider (1978 – 2013)Leopard Class frigates Chittagong 2014

River Class LOA 301′ TDISP 2,000 tons (151, service in many navies, possibly 3 preserved – also see Royal Australian Navy page)

HMS Fal K-266 (1943) transferred 1947 to Burmese Navy (Myanmar) as URB Mayu decommissioned 1979. Museum ship at Myanmar Naval Training Headquarters South of Yangon.URB Mayu-HMS Fal Yangon 2017Ex-HMS Windrush K-370 (1943) transferred to Free French Navy 1944 as La Découverte, converted to fire training vessel Lucifer, scrapped Cherbourg 2010Ex-Windrush K-370 Querqueville France 2007.jpg

HMS WINDRUSH

HMS Windrush during the Second World War © IWM (FL 14482)

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