Chilean frigate Almirante Condell (PFG-06)

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Chilean frigate Almirante Condell (PFG-06)
Career (Chile)
Name: Almirante Condell
Namesake: Admiral Carlos Condell
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow, Scotland
Laid down: 5 June 1971[1]
Launched: 12 June 1972[1]
Christened: Almirante Condell 3, PFG-06
Commissioned: 21 December 1973[1]
Decommissioned: 11 December 2007
Fate: Sold to Ecuador, March 2008
Career (Ecuador)
Name: Eloy Alfaro
Namesake: Eloy Alfaro
Acquired: March 2008
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Condell-class frigate
Displacement: 2,500 long tons (2,540 t) standard 2,962 long tons (3,010 t) full load
Length: 372 ft (113.4 m) oa
360 ft (109.7 m) waterline
Beam: 43 ft (13.1 m)
Draught: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 White/English Electric steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers,30,000 hp (22 MW)
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 263
Sensors and
processing systems:
SISDEF Imagen SP 100 Combat Data System

Type 184M/P medium-frequency hull search/attack sonar
Type 170B high frequency hull mounted attack sonar
Tyoe 162 M high-frequency classification sonar
Type 1006 I-band navigation radar
Type 965 air-search radar
Type 992Q surface-search radar
Type 904 Seacat fire control

  • Type 903 gun fire control
Armament: 1 × twin mount 4.5 in (114 mm) gun

4 × Exocet anti-ship missile launchers
1 × quadruple Sea Cat surface-to-air missile launcher, 16 missiles
4 × Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

2 × Mk.32 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 1 × Eurocopter AS532 Cougar helicopter

Chilean frigate Almirante Condell (PFG-06) was a Condell-class frigate of the Chilean Navy, and was the third ship in the Chilean Navy to bear this name.

She is a modified Leander-class frigate ordered by the Chilean government on 14 January 1970 as an ASW frigate, together with Almirante Lynch.[2] The class was built between 1969 and 1973, under Chilean modifications at Yarrow Shipbuilders in Scotstoun, Glasgow. The Almirante Condell was delivered to Chile in 1973. She was decommissioned on 11 December 2007.

In March 2008, she was sold to Ecuador, along with her sister ship Almirante Lynch, and renamed BAE Eloy Alfaro (FM 01). Both ships were handed over to the Navy of Ecuador on 18 April 2008.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Saunders 2002, p. 108.
  2. ^ Baker 1998, p. 102.
  3. ^ Armada de Chile website (Spanish)
  • Baker, A.D. The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 1998–1999. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-111-4. 
  • Saunders, Stephen (2002). Jane's Fighting Ships 2002–2003. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0710624328. 

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