Condell-class frigate

The Condell class was the name given to a class of two new build and upgraded type Leander-class frigates of the Chilean Navy, Almirante Condell and Almirante Lynch. They were ordered by the Chilean government in 1969 as ASW frigates. The ships were built between 1969 and 1973, under Chilean modifications, by Yarrow (Shipbuilders) Ltd. in Scotstoun, Glasgow. Almirante Condell arrived in Chile in 1973, with Almirante Lynch following in 1974.

For the World War One vintage destroyers Almirante Condell and Almirante Lynch, please see Almirante Lynch-class destroyer (1912).
Almirante Lynch (FFG 07)
Class overview
Name: Condell class
Builders: Yarrow (Shipbuilders) Ltd., Glasgow
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Frigate
Displacement: 2,500 tons
Length: 113 m (371 ft)
Beam: 13.1 m (43 ft)
Draught: 5.5 m (18 ft)
  • 2 × Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • 2 × White/English Electric steam turbines
  • 2 shafts; 25,000 shp (19,000 kW)
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 263 (20 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • SISDEF Imagen SP 100 CMS
  • 1 Type 965 air-search
  • 1 Elta EL/M-2221GM fire control
  • 1 Type 1006 navigation radar
  • 1 Type 184P hull sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Elisra NS-9003A ESM system
  • 2 × Corvus trainable chaff rocket launchers
  • Wallop Barricade double layer chaff launcher
Aircraft carried: 1 × AS-532 SC Eurocopter Cougar
Aviation facilities:
  • Fixed hangar for 1 medium helicopter
  • Indal ASIST helicopter recovery system.

Almirante Lynch was decommissioned on 4 July 2007 after 33 years service. Almirante Condell was decommissioned on 18 April 2008, before both were sold to the Ecuadorian Navy on the same day. Both frigates were replaced by HMS Norfolk, HMS Marlborough, HMS Grafton; three Type 23-class vessels purchased from the British Royal Navy. Both frigates are currently in active service with Ecuadorian Navy as BAE Morán Valverde (FM-01) and BAE Presidente Eloy Alfaro (FM-02).


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