Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

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Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by Woody » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:41 pm

HMS Lynx
Frigate, Leopard Class or Type 41 Anti-Aircraft Frigate - F.27
Laid down 13/8/1953 and launched by John Brown Clydebank, Yard No 679, on 12/1/1955. In Service 2010
2300t normal, 2520t deep load
340ft oa x 40ft x 11ft 10in
2-shaft, 8 x ASRI diesels, 14,400bhp giving 25 knots
4 x 4.5in/45 Mk 6 DP (2 x 2), 2 x 40mm/60 STAAG Mk 2 AA (1 x 2) and 1 Squid
Crew 205

Completed 14/3/1957 and joined the 7th Frigate Squadron, Home and South Atlantic
1962-1963 extended refit at Portsmouth
30/5/1963 recommissioned at Chatham as leader of the 7th FS
13/1/1964 left Portsmouth for the South Atlantic
1966 7th FS Home Fleet
March 1967 transferred to the Far East, the last ship to be based at Simonstown
23/11/1967 returned to Devonport
January 1968 Home and Far East
June 1974 Paid off. Refitted at Rosyth and placed in the Standby Squadron at Chatham
March 1981 For Disposal
12/3/1982 handed over to Bangladesh as BNS ABU BAKR
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C1 Heading out for trials..jpg
Heading out for her trials
C2 Lynx F27 underway port bow 1960.jpg
1960
C3 Lynx F27 stern port pay off.jpg
Lynx Paying Off

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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by E28 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:37 pm

These Type 41 anti aircraft frigates and the 4 Type 61 Salisbury class air direction frigates were the only frigates built post war for the grey navy driven by diesel engines. The same basic power plant was fitted to the Porpoise and Oberon class submarines.
The third frigate type designed at the same time as the 41 and 61 Types was the anti submarine Type 12 or Whitby class which originally were to also have diesel engines and would have been the Type 11. This was soon changed as higher speeds were needed for this task and they became steam driven to ensure they could keep apace of the new types of faster submarines entering service then.
Enter the nuclear era.
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by E28 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:27 pm

These type 41's are the only frigates in the grey navy to have mounted 2 twin 4.5" mk6 turrets. 7 ships were completed.
The only other class to have one turret aft were the 11 Daring class destroyers, although a few other designs which never came to fruition also had them positioned here.
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by E28 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:21 pm

As can be appreciated, any raid ship that has one single main weapon at each end can have a problem with fire control, even with more effective systems being introduced from the 1940's, as with the Type 41's.
A very famous example are the weird sisters Courageous and Glorious of Great war vintage where the control of their 15" twin pieces at opposite ends ensured poor gunnery.
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by E28 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:47 pm

For the benefit of those wondering where her funnels or exhausts are located, they are cunningly concealed inside the masts.
This was a feature which gained popularity in the 50's and 60's, not just here in Britain, but Worldwide.
Amongst our grey navy ships sporting this radical feature were these type 41's, their contemporary type 61's, together with the Daring and Weapon class destroyers.
If you have a (funnel) stack in a mast, when combined as a plated feature, they become a mack, and the US navy had some marvellous examples from this era, whilst our type 61 aircraft direction frigates in their final guises also incorporated the invisible funnel.
The type 41's, as with Lynx here, had a main mack only.
look at the lowest pic for details, but do not forget these are diesel driven.
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by E28 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:07 pm

The immediate post war era was one of fast moving technology, and British engineers were not just up there amongst the leaders, they were the leaders.
It was widely recognised that the steam engine, in its multitude of guises, had run its course, but only in the UK were all the options fully and truly explored.
Diesel, gas turbine and nuclear were the way ahead, and contrary to all the myths about the British admiralty being a bit slow on the uptake, they were way ahead of any foreign thinking for future medium and large warship propulsion systems, and this was borne out by these ships for diesel, the County class and Tribals for COSAG, combined steam and gas, and proposals for a number of nuclear powered large fleet support and replenishment ships.
We still lead the World today with advanced gas and electric systems and shaftless propulsion pods, and non hull penetrating sensors and magnetics.
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by Deepol » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:59 am

Some shots of her during building at Clydebank.
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With either Carinthia or Ivernia alongside
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by Deepol » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:55 am

As ABU BAKR
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by E28 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:56 pm

16th RN ship of this name, Lynx was launched 12 Jan 1955 by HRH The Princess Royal, Mary, sister to King Edward VIII,
trials commenced 12 Sept '56 and commissioned 14 March 1957 for service in the 7th Frigate Squadron, service in Home and South Atlantic where these 4 pussy cats spent much of their active lives, based in Simonstown. Being pretty long legged patrols in them Southern Atlantic waters twixt the 2 Capes of Hope and Horn was routine.
Regards the oily noisy dirty machinery down where 'em stokers dwell, machinery was by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester & Messrs British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow with installation by the builders; Vickers did the generators.
With the 2 X 4.5's at each end, wonder what they were called. A & Y, A & X, fore & aft or sharp & blunt. I have no idea & have seen no reference to this quandary. So long as they go bang when needed who frankly ......
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:03 pm

Lynx at the Jubilee Fleet Review on 28 June 1977.
Lynx, 28 June 1977_1.jpg
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Re: Lynx 1955 HMS - Frigate

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 pm

Lynx at Chatham on 29 May 1978.
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