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FF-05 "Almirante Cochrane"

Built in the United Kingdom in 1989, HMS "Norfolk" was the first frigate, type 23 of the Duke class to enter service in the Royal Navy. The frigate "Almirante Cochrane" was incorporated into the service of the Navy of Chile on November 22, 2006, at the port of Portsmouth, England, to then carry out training with FOST in Plymouth and arriving at Valparaíso on 14 December 2007, the day that joined the national squad. Among the roles of the vessel stands the surface combat and anti-submarine helicopter embarked, combat surface missile missile, search and antisubmarine attack and naval bombardment.

FF 06 "Almirante Condell" is the fourth ship in the institution that bears the name of Vice Admiral Carlos Condell de la Haza. It was built in the shipyards Swan Hunter of the United Kingdom, serving the Royal Navy until the year 2005. Integrates to the Armada de Chile naval list in the English port of Portsmouth on 28 May 2008. Her main roles include the command and control of a unit of task for the search and attack submarines and surface missile missile combat.

The frigate "Almirante Lynch" is the fourth unit to bear the name of Admiral Patricio Lynch Solo de Zaldívar. Duke class is a type 23 and Yarrow Shipbuilders in Glasow, Britain, being commissioned in 1997 for the British Royal Navy was built in shipyards. Its incorporation to the Navy of Chile takes place ten years later, in Plymouth, on March 27, 2007. Its ability to carry two medium helicopters "Cougar", in addition to its capacity of missiles anti-surface missile "Harpoon", give an extraordinary combat capability in all scenarios, despite the fact that his original design was for the anti-submarine type 23 frigates.

BACH Almirante Cochrane BACH FF 06 Almirante Condell BACH FF 07 Almirante Lynch




Ship List
Name # Port Laid
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
FF-05 Almirante Cochrane 1990 2006
FF-06 Almirante Condell 1991 2008
FF-07 Almirante Lynch 1997 2007

Displacement, full 4200 tons
Displacement, light3500 tons
GT (Gross Tonnage) tons
NT (Net Tonnage) tons
DWT (Deadweight) tons
Length, O/A 133 meters / 433 feet
Length, W/L meters / feet
Length, B/P meters / feet
Max Beam8.9 meters / feet
Draft7.2 meters / feet
Height 16.1 meters / feet
Propulsion Type electric Diesel and Gas - CODLAG
Number of Main Engine(s)
Main Engine builder
Main Model
Main RPM
Main power
Speed, maximum28 knots
Speed, Cruise Knots
Range nautical miles at knots
Stores endurance days
Weapons Systems
  • 1 turret 4.5 "MK - 8 MOD. 1
  • 8 missile HARPOON anti-surface
  • 01 SEAWOLF point defence missile launcher
  • 2 30 MM machine guns
  • 4 torpedo tubes (MK-46)
  • Aviation Embarked helicopter Cougar SH-32, anti-submarine and anti-surface

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