Condell-class frigate

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Chilean frigate Almirante Lynch.jpg
Almirante Lynch (FFG 07)
Class overview
Name: Condell
Builders: Yarrow (Shipbuilders) Ltd., Glasgow
Operators:  Chilean Navy
 Ecuadorian Navy
Building: 2
Completed: 2
Active: 0
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: frigate
Displacement: 2,500 tons
Length: 113 m (371 ft)
Beam: 13.1 m (43 ft)
Draught: 5.5 m (18 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Babcock & Wilcox boilers
2 × White/English Electric steam turbines
2 shafts; 25,000 shp (19 MW)
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement: 263 (20 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
SISDEF Imagen SP 100 CMS
1 Type 965 air-search
1 Elta EL/M-2221GM fire control
1 Type 1006 navigation radar
1 Type 184P hull sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
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 carried: 1 × AS-532 SC Eurocopter Cougar
Aviation facilities: Fixed hangar for 1 medium helicopter
Indal ASIST helicopter recovery system.
For the World War One vintage destroyers Almirante Condell and Almirante Lynch, please see Almirante Lynch class destroyer.

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. The Almirante Condell arrived in Chile in 1973, with the 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.