Chilean frigate Almirante Lynch (PFG-07)

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Chilean frigate Almirante Lynch.jpg
Almirante Lynch off the coast of Chile on 30 June 1999
Name: Almirante Lynch
Namesake: Patricio Lynch
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow, Scotland
Laid down: December 1971
Launched: 6 December 1972
Commissioned: 25 May 1974
Decommissioned: 4 July 2007
Fate: Sold to Ecuador, March 2008
Name: Morán Valverde
Acquired: March 2008
Status: ship in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Condell-class frigate
Displacement: 2,500 long tons (2,540 t)
Length: 372 ft (113 m)
Beam: 41 ft (12 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: 250
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • SISDEF Imagen SP 100 CMS
  • Type 184P hull sonar
  • Type 1006 navigation radar
  • Type 965 air-search
  • Elta EL/M-2221GM fire control
Aircraft carried: 1 × Bell 412 helicopter

The Chilean frigate Almirante Lynch (PFG-07) is a Condell-class frigate, the third ship of the Chilean Navy to bear the name.

Her keel was laid down in December 1971, and she was launched on 6 December 1972, completed and delivered to the Chilean Navy on 25 May 1974.

She set sail for Chile after completing a period of training with the Royal Navy, arriving in Valparaíso on 14 February 1975. In active reserve from 14 December 2006, she was decommissioned on 4 July 2007.

In March 2008, Almirante Lynch and sister ship Almirante Condell were sold to Ecuador. The former Almirante Lynch is in active service under the name BAE Morán Valverde.