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Leander-class Frigate

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The Leander-class, or Type 12I frigates, comprising twenty-six vessels, was among the most numerous and long-lived classes of frigate in the Royal Navy's modern history. The class was built in three batches between 1959 and 1973. It had an unusually high public profile, due to the popular Warship BBC television drama series.

Unit Run[edit]

Block I[edit]

  • HMS Aurora (F10)
  • HMS Euryalus (F15)
  • HMS Galatea (F18)
  • HMS Cleopatra (F28)
  • HMS Arethusa (F38)
  • HMS Naiad (F39)
  • HMS Dido (F104) - sold to New Zealand in 1983, renamed HMNZS Southland
  • HMS Leander (F109)
  • HMS Ajax (F114)
  • HMS Penelope (F127) - sold to Ecuador in 1991, renamed BAE Presidente Eloy Alfaro

Block II[edit]

  • HMS Sirius (F40)
  • HMS Phoebe (F42)
  • HMS Minerva (F45)
  • HMS Danae (F47) - sold to Ecuador in 1992, renamed BAE Morán Valverde
  • HMS Juno (F52)
  • HMS Argonaut (F56)

Block III[edit]

  • HMS Achilles (F12) - sold to Chile in 1992, renamed BAC Ministro Zenteno (PFG-08)
  • HMS Diomede (F16) - sold to Pakistan in 1988, renamed PNS Shamsher
  • HMS Andromeda (F57) - sold to India in 1995 as a training ship, renamed INS Krishna
  • HMS Hermione (F58)
  • HMS Jupiter (F60)
  • HMS Bacchante (F69) - sold to New Zealand in 1982, renamed HMNZS Wellington
  • HMS Apollo (F70) - sold to Pakistan in 1988, renamed PNS Zulfiquar
  • HMS Scylla (F71)
  • HMS Ariadne (F72) - sold to Chile in 1992, renamed BAC General Baquedano (PFG-09)
  • HMS Charybdis (F75)
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