PNS Tariq (1973)
|Laid down:||1 September 1971|
|Launched:||18 January 1973|
|Acquired:||28 July 1993|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Type 21 frigate|
|Displacement:||3,250 tons full load|
|Length:||384 ft (117 m)|
|Beam:||41 ft 9 in (12.73 m)|
|Draught:||19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)|
|Speed:||32 knots (59 km/h)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 Lynx|
PNS Tariq is a Type 21 frigate of the Pakistan navy. She was formerly HMS Ambuscade in Royal Navy service being acquired in 1993 and is still in service. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland.
HMS Ambuscade was decommissioned and sold to Pakistan on 28 July 1993 being renamed PNS Tariq. Exocet was not transferred to Pakistan and Tariq had her obsolete Sea Cat launcher removed. A quadruple Harpoon missile launcher was fitted in place of the Exocet launchers and a Phalanx CIWS was fitted in place of the Sea Cat launcher. SRBOC chaff launchers and 20 mm and 30 mm guns were fitted.
- "HMS Ambuscade". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 8 November 2009.