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Lynx

HMS Lynx (F27), was a Leopard-class Type 41 anti aircraft frigate of the British Royal Navy, named for the lynx.
She was laid down by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, on 13 August 1953, launched on 12 January 1955, and commissioned on 14 March 1957.
She was transferred to the Bangladeshi Navy 12 March 1982 and renamed BNS Abu Bakar

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Great photo, makes you want to go down to the recruiting office now!
 

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I think the picture would have been taken later on Paul. The Cat class frigates were originally built with a rear lattice mast. In the picture the bedstead is mounted on solid mast.
The Cat class vessels were some of the last in the navy where the ships company received what was know as 'hard lying money' on account of the fact that you had to eat your grub from a metal tray while sitting on your bunk.
Happy days indeed!
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Thanks Billy. I've got a scan of this one myself- just an assumption it was trials. Maybe one of these shots that were on the brochures you got on Navy Days.
 

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