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Type 61 Frigates "Aircraft Direction"

HM Ships Salisbury, Chichester, Lincoln, & Llandaff.

Salisbury

Chichester

Type 41 AA Frigates and Type 61 AD frigates

These classes were essentially versions of the type 12 ASW frigates for ASW sharing the same hull form and its effective all weather operation. These ships were powered by diesels (the only pure diesel powered escort vessels ever designed for the RN. Two Variants were built, one for AA Gunnery defence (type 41) and one for Aircraft direction (type 61).

Description Type 41 AA Frigate and Type 61 AD frigate

-propulsion Diesel 14400bhp 2shafts speed 25kts max -Displacement 2300 (2170 in type 61)tons Standard 2520( 2350 in type 61) tons deep -dimensions 103.6 m x 12.2m x 3.6m -sensors -Type 41 -Type 275 Mk6M GFCS tracker -Type 262 STAAG tracker -Type 960 LR air search (later replaced by Type 965 (AKE-1) -Type 974 navigation radar (Later replaced by Type 978) -Type 992Q low angle air/search and target Indication (later replaced by Type 993) -Type 174 Search sonar -Type 170 Attack sonar -type 162 bottom profiling sonar -Type 61 -Type 275 Mk6M GFCS tracker -Type 960 LR air search (later replaced by Type 965 (AKE-2) -Type 974 navigation radar (Later replaced by Type 975) -Type 293 low angle air/search and target Indication (later replaced by Type 993) -Type 982 Height finding radar -Type 277 Height finding radar -Type 174 Search sonar -Type 170 Attack sonar -type 162 bottom profiling sonar -armament -Type 41 -2 Mk6 twin 4.5"/45 DP gun -1 Mk4 Squid ASW mortar -1 Mk2 STAAG 40mm 60AA (later replaced by 1 Mk9 40mm/60 AA) -Type 61 -1 Mk6 twin 4.5"/45 DP gun -1 Mk4 Squid ASW mortar -1 Mk2 STAAG 40mm 60 AA (later replaced by 1 GWS 22 Quad Seacat) -

Ships( year of commissioning in brackets)


Type 61

F32 Salisbury, (1957)

F59 Chichester (1958)

F61 Llandaff (1958)

F99 Lincoln (1960)

4 more projected but never begun

CAN YOU provide any good action shots of the Type 61 or information on Commissions?


Photographs of HMS Lincoln in 1976 provided by Andrew Berry


Type 41

F14 Leopard (1958)

F27 Lynx (1957)

F34 Puma (1957)

F37 Jaguar(1957)

F137 RIN Ship Beas (1958)

F139 RIN ship Betwa (1959)

F31 RIN Ship Brahmaputra (ex-Panther (1957)


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