Condell-class frigate

RBJ
2 years ago
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Builder:
Type:
Completed:
2
Commissioned:
Complement:
263
Displacement:
2540 t
Length:
113 m
Beam:
12 m
Propulsion:
  • 2 * Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • 2 * White/English Electric steam turbines
  • 25,000 shp (19,000 kW)
  • 2 * shafts
Speed:
29 knots
Range:
4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Electronics:
  • SISDEF Imagen SP 100 CMS
  • Type 965 air-search
  • Elta EL/M-2221GM fire control
  • Type 1006 navigation radar
  • Type 184P hull sonar
  • Elisra NS-9003A ESM system
  • 2 * Corvus trainable chaff rocket launchers
  • Wallop Barricade double layer chaff launcher
Armament:
  • 4 * Exocet MM40 Block 1 SSMs
  • 1 * Vickers 114 mm/55 Mk 6 twin gun
  • 1 * 20 mm Phalanx Block 0 CIWS
  • 2 * Oerlikon 20 mm gun
  • 2 * Mk.32 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft:
  • 1 * helicopter
  • Helipad
  • Fixed hangar for 1 medium helicopter
  • Indal ASIST helicopter recovery system

The Condell class was the name given to a class of two new build and upgraded type Leander-class frigates of the Chilean Navy, Almirante Condell and Almirante Lynch. They were ordered by the Chilean government in 1969 as ASW frigates. The ships were built between 1969 and 1973, under Chilean modifications, by Yarrow (Shipbuilders) Ltd. in Scotstoun, Glasgow. Almirante Condell arrived in Chile in 1973, with Almirante Lynch following in 1974.

Almirante Lynch was decommissioned on 4 July 2007 after 33 years service. Almirante Condell was decommissioned on 18 April 2008, before both were sold to the Ecuadorian Navy on the same day. Both frigates were replaced by HMS Norfolk, HMS Marlborough, HMS Grafton; three Type 23-class vessels purchased from the British Royal Navy.

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