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BNS Abu Bakar - Ex RN Frigates (BNS UF,AB,AH)

In the 1950s the Royal Navy had a number of specialist frigates such as the Type 41s for air defence and the Type 61s for air direction. In 1976 HMS Llandaff (Type 61 Frigate) was was sold to Bangladesh, as was HMS Jaguar (Type 41 Frigate) in 1978 and HMS Lynx (Type 41 Frigate) in 1982. By 2010 the Bangaldesh Navy was in the process of replacing its three former British navy frigates BNS Abu Bakar, BNS Ali Haider and BNS Umar Farooq with modern frigates in next couple of years.

H.M.S. Jaguar (F 37), Leopard Class, was built by William Denny and Bros., Ltd., at Dumbarton. Laid down 2.11.1953; launched 30.7.1957; commissioned 12.12.1959. Speed 24 knots. Standard displacement 2,300 tons; 2,520 full load. There were four ships of the class. Length is 330ft. and beam 40ft. Armament includes four 4.5in. and two 40mm guns. 06 July 1978 bought by the Navy of Bangladesh, renamed BNS ALI HAIDAR (F 17) , after a overhaul in the U.K. she arrived in November 1978 in Bangladesh.

Displacement, tons : 2,170 standard; 2,408 full load
Dimensions, feet (meters)
339.8 x40x 15.5 ( screws) ( 103.6 x 12.2 x 4.7)
Main Machinery : 8 VVS ASR 1 diesels 12,380 hp (9.2 MW) sustained 2 shafts. 
Speed, knots : 24. Range, miles 2,300 at 24 kt; 7500 at 16 kt  

Complement : 237 ( 14 officers)
Builders Hawthorn Leslie Ltd
Guns : 2 Vickers 4.5 inch (115 mm) / 45 (twin ) Mk 6; dual propose ; 20 rds / min to 19 km ( 10 n miles ) anti surface . 6 km ( 3.3 n miles ) anti- aircraft weight of shell 25 kg .
2 Bofors 40 mm / 60 Mk 9; 120 rds / min to 3 km ( 1.6n miles ) anti aircraft; 10 km ( 5.5 n miles ) maximum .
A/S Mortars :  1 triple barreled squid Mk 4 ; fires of 3 depth charges to 300 m ahead of ship
Countermeasures : Decoys ; Corvus chaff launch
Weapons Control :  1 Mk 6M gun director. Link Y.
Radar:  Air search ; Marconi Type 965 with double AKE2 array ; A- band.
Air / Surface search :  Plessery Type 993 ; E/F Band
Height finder :  Type 278 M ; E-band
Surface search : Decca type 978 ; I band 
Navigation :  Decca type 978 ; I band
Fire Control
:  type 275 ; F-band
Sonars :  Type 174. hull mounted; active search; medium frequency.


Name Pennant Number Class Origin Notes
BNS Abu Bakar
ex-Lynx
F15 Type 41 FF In the process of being decommissioned as of 2010. To be replaced by F-22B FFG.
BNS Umar Farooq
ex-Llandaff
F16 Type 61 FF In the process of being decommissioned. Still in active service in December 2010, in training role by 2011. To be replaced by F-22B FFG.
BNS Ali Haidar
ex-Jaguar
F17 Type 41 FF status unclear, to be replaced.

BNS Abu Bakr BNS Umar Farooq





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