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HMS LYNX under construction

An early shot of her at Clydebank.

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NX622, where did you visit the ex Lynx? Any comments as to how she is these days, it certainly looks like Bangladesh keep thier old frigates in good shape.
 

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I visited her in Chittagong at the Bangladeshi Naval Base. I also had a look over both the former HMS Llandaff and HMS Jaguar. Both Lynx and Llandaff are still going strong and are expected to stay in commission until replacement vessels are operational which could be a couple of years away yet. Jaguar on the other hand has been alongside since 2007 and although still officially in commission at the time, was due to be decommissioned at the end of this year. She has been a source of spares for her sister and half sister. All three ships were absolutely immaculate both internally and externally. I put a few photos and words together and they appeared in the July (I think) issue of Warship World Pictorial Review (Issue 18).

The BN were not overly impressed with some of their newer (non ex RN) requisitions and these ships have certainly done a sterling job over the years. Although well and truly outdated now, at the time of their purchase they weren't far off what other regional powers were operating and a major leap forward for their fledgling Navy. They were/are relatively simple to operate and maintain, hence their longevity.

Glenn
 

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Indeed, simple diesel engines, and those 4.5" guns can still deal a deadly blow. I would imagine they operate in fairly calm waters. would love to see your photos, are they online anywhere?

Lets hope they buy are two British type 42 destroyers up for sale, I also heard they were looking to Aquire INS Krishna (Leander class) from India, although I cant see why anyone would buy an aging steam warship in this day and age. unless they are going to convert her to Diesel as did the Indonesians with thier ex dutch Leanders

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I am currently in the process of moving to Sydney but will try and upload them in a couple of weeks. I haven't had any luck adding photos in the past but will try again s soon as I get the chance....

Glenn
 

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That will be great, just check the photos are not over the upload limit file size, should work ok

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Andy
 

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