Frigate Almirante Lynch (PFG-07)

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Classification

Ship class:
Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
Patricio Javier de los Dolores Lynch y Solo de Zaldívar (18 December 1825 – 13 May 1886) was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and a rear admiral in the Chilean Navy, and one of the principal figures of the later stages of the War of the Pacific.
Renamed:
  • As build: Almirante Lynch (PFG-07)
  • 2008: BAE Moran Valverde (FM 02)
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Sold to Ecuador, March 2008

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2540 t
Length:
113 m
Beam:
12 m
Draught:
5.5 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • 2 * White/English Electric steam turbines
  • 2 * shafts
  • 25,000 shp (19,000 kW)
Speed:
29 knots
Range:
4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)

Crew

Complement:
250

Combat assets

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 * twin Vickers 114 mm/55 Mk 6 gun
  • 1 * 20 mm Phalanx Block 0 CIWS
  • 2 * Oerlikon 20 mm guns
  • 2 * triple Mk.32 torpedo tubes
Aircraft:
  • 1 * Bell 412 helicopter
  • Helipad
  • Fixed hangar for 1 medium helicopter
  • Indal ASIST helicopter recovery system

The Chilean frigate Almirante Lynch (PFG-07) is a Condell-class frigate, the third ship of the Chilean Navy to bear the name.

She set sail for Chile after completing a period of training with the Royal Navy, arriving in Valparaíso on 14 February 1975. In active reserve from 14 December 2006, she was decommissioned on 4 July 2007.

In March 2008, Almirante Lynch and sister ship Almirante Condell were sold to Ecuador. The former Almirante Lynch is in active service under the name BAE Morán Valverde.

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