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Name: LLANDAFF
Type: Frigate
Keel: 27/08/1953
Launched: 30/11/1955
Completed: 11/04/1958
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 726
Dimensions: 2170disp - 2400disp, 330.0 x 40.0 x 15.5(draft)ft
Engines: 8 x Oil engines, ASR1 type, 16cyl, 13,400shp
Engines by: British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 24.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 2 x 4.5ins, 1 x 2 x 40mm guns, 1 x Squid anti-submarine mortar
History:
11/04/1958 British Royal Navy
10/12/1976 Government of Bangladesh; renamed UMAR FAROOQ
2016 Broken up
Comments: A Salisbury Class or Type 61 Frigate designed for aircraft direction
Fitted with a relatively complex radar configuration
1963: Mainmast heightened and plated in for the AKE2 radar
30/12/2015: Decommissioned
12/2015: Used as a museum ship
2016: Broken up in Bangladesh


Above photo as LLANDAFF showing the original mainmast is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as LLANDAFF showing the modified mainmast is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as LLANDAFF showing the modified mainmast is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as UMAR FAROOQ is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as UMAR FAROOQ is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as UMAR FAROOQ is courtesy of Dan Entwisle

Copied and digitised by Terry Summerson from the original Shipyard Data Books. Click HERE to enlarge.

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This record is now held by Tyne and Wear Archive Services.