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Career (Bangladesh) Naval Ensign of Bangladesh.svg
Class and type: Leopard class Frigate, Type 41 anti aircraft frigate
Name: BNS Abu Bakar
Builder: Royal Navy, UK
Laid down: John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, on 13 August 1953
Launched: 12 January 1955
Commissioned: 1st commissioned on 14 March 1957 by Raoyel navy named for the lynx
Decommissioned: March 1982 from Royel Navy
Renamed: BNS Abu Bakar March 1982 by Bangladeah Navy
Status: In service
General characteristics
Length: 100.2 m
Beam: 10.6 m
Draught: 3.1 m
Propulsion: Two type 12 E 390V diesels; 14,400 hp (m) (10.6MW) sustained
2 shafts
Speed: 21 knots
Range: 2,700 miles at 21 kts
Capacity: 110 person
Complement: 200 (22 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
RadarSystem:
  • Surface: Square Tie
  • Air & Surface: MX 902 Eye Shield
  • Navigation: Don 2 or Fin Curve
  • Fire Control: Square Tie Wok Won or Rice Lamp Sun Visor
SonarSystem:
  • Echo Type 5 (Hull Mounted)
Armament:
  • Guns:
    • 2 or 4 China 3.9 in (100 mm)
    • 1 Creusot-Loire 3.9 in (100 mm)
    • China 36 mm 8 (4 twin)
  • 2 RBU 1200 5-tubed fixed launchers
  • D/C: 2 BMB-2 projectors; 2 ranks
Nickname: F 15
Notes: Pennant number: F-15

BNS Abu Bakar (HMS Lynx (F27)) is a frigate of the Bangladeshi Navy, bought in 1982 from the Royal Navy, where it served as HMS Lynx, a Leopard class anti-aircraft frigate.

Career

The ABU BAKR is currently moored at Chittagong, serving with the Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN). About 200 personnel serve aboard ABU BAKR, with most living aboard her. She is one of five frigates in the Bangladesh Navy.

References

See also

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