BNS Umar Farooq

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History
Bangladesh
Name: BNS Umar Farooq
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie and Company
Laid down: 27 August 1953
Launched: 30 November 1955
Acquired: 1976
Commissioned: 10 December 1976
Decommissioned: 30 December 2015
Identification: Pennant number: F-16
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Salisbury-class frigate
Displacement:
  • 2,170 tons (standard),
  • 2,408 tons (loaded)
Length: 103.5 m (340 ft)
Beam: 12.5 m (41 ft)
Draught: 4.7 m (15 ft)
Propulsion: 8 × ASR1 diesels, 12,400 shp (9.2 MW), 2 × shafts
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 2,300 nautical miles (4,300 km) at 24 knots (44 km/h); 7,500 nautical miles (13,900 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 223 (14 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar System:
    • (Air/Surface Search): Marconi Type 965 with double AKE 2 array
    • Surface Search/Fire Control System: Plessey Type 993
    • Navigation: Kelvin Hughes Type 1007
    • Weapons Control: Type 275
  • Sonar Systems:
    • Type 174 (Hull Mounted)
    • Graseby Type 170B (Hull Mounted)
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Cutlass 242, Scorpion Jammer;
  • Decoy: 1 × decoy launcher
Armament:
  • Guns:
    • 1 × twin 4.5 in gun Mark 6
    • 1 × twin 40 mm Bofors gun Mk.5
  • A/S Mortars: 1 × Squid launcher

BNS Umar Farooq was a Salisbury-class frigate of the Bangladesh Navy. She was the first frigate to enter service with the Bangladesh Navy.

History[edit]

The ship previously served the Royal Navy as HMS Llandaff. She served the Royal Navy from 1958 to 1976. On 10 December 1976, she was transferred to the Bangladesh Navy.

Career[edit]

On 10 December 1976, BNS Umar Farooq was commissioned in the Bangladesh Navy. She was based at Chittagong, serving with the Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN). About 200 personnel served aboard Umar Farooq, with most living aboard her.

Umar Farooq paid a goodwill visit to India, Pakistan and Maldives in 1989. The ship participated in the International Fleet Review in South Korea in 1998.

On 26 February 2007, Umar Farooq paid a two-day goodwill visit to Kochi Port of India.[1] In December 2010, the ship made a three-day visit to the Indian naval base at Visakhapatnam.[2]

In 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a 777-200ER, disappeared during flight. Due to the possibility of finding the wreckage in Bay of Bengal, Umar Farooq, along with the frigate Bangabandhu, joined the search operation in this region.[3]

She was decommissioned on 30 December 2015 after serving Bangladesh Navy for around 39 years, with a total service life of 57 years. After brief use as museum ship from December 2015, she was sold for demolition in Bangladesh in 2016. [4][5]

Mission[edit]

Umar Farooq was deployed to support operations off the Bangladeshi coast, such as anti-piracy and anti-smuggling operations, as well as search and rescue deployments.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangladesh Naval Ship calls at Kochi". oneindia. 17 March 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Navy ship docks in city". Deccan Chronicle. 19 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bangladesh sends 2 navy ships to verify MH370 wreckage claim". The Daily Star. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "BNS Umar Farooq inaugurated as museum ship". BNS Umar Farooq inaugurated as museum ship | daily-sun.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  5. ^ "Auction of Bangladesh Navy ship ex-BNS Umar Farooq" (PDF). Dakha: Ministry of Defence. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

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