Leander class frigates (RN, 1961)

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Leander class frigates

specifications

Displacement: 2350t normal; 2860t deep load
Dimensions: 109.7m pp, 113.4m oa × 12.5m × 5.5m max
Machinery: 2-shaft geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 30,000shp = 28kts. Range 4000nm at 15kts
Armament: 2-4.5in/45 Mk 6 DP (1x2), 2-40mm/60 Mk 9 AA (2x1) (later 1 Seacat GWS22 SAM (1x4), 2-20mm (2x1) added), 1 Limbo, 1 helicopter
Sensors: Radar 965 (AKE-1), 992Q, 903, 974/978; sonar 162, 184, 199
Complement: 251-263

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
F109 Leander Harland & Wolff 1959.04.10 1961.06.28 1963.03.27 1989 Target
F114 Ajax Cammell Laird 1959.10.19 1962.08.16 1963.12.11 1988 BU
F104 Dido Yarrow 1959.12.02 1961.12.22 1963.09.18 1983 To New Zealand
F127 Penelope Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1961.03.14 1962.08.17 1963.11.01 1991 To Ecuador
F10 Aurora John Brown 1961.06.01 1962.11.28 1964.04.09 1990 BU
F15 Euryalus Scotts 1961.11.02 1963.06.06 1964.09.16 1993 BU
F18 Galatea Swan Hunter 1961.12.29 1963.05.23 1964.04.25 1988 Target
F38 Arethusa White 1962.09.17 1963.11.05 1965.09.29 1991 Target
F39 Naiad Yarrow 1962.10.30 1963.11.04 1965.03.15 1990 Target
F42 Phoebe Stephen 1963.06.03 1964.07.08 1966.04.15 1992 Sold
F28 Cleopatra Devonport DYd 1963.06.19 1964.03.25 1966.03.01 1994 BU
F45 Minerva Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1963.07.27 1964.12.19 1966.05.13 1994 BU
F40 Sirius Portsmouth DYd 1963.08.09 1964.09.22 1966.06.15 1992 For disposal
F52 Juno Thornycroft 1964.07.16 1965.11.24 1967.07.18 1985 Training Ship, 1995 BU
F56 Argonaut Hawthorn Leslie 1964.11.27 1966.02.08 1967.08.17 1993 For disposal
F47 Danae Devonport DYd 1965.01.16 1965.10.21 1967.10.10 1991 To Ecuador