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HMS Apollo of the Royal Navy, leander class frigate, 1976

"Type 12 Whitby-class anti-submarine frigates are proving particularly successful ... and we have decided to exploit their good qualities in an improved and more versatile ship. This improved Type 12 will be known as the Leander class. - Civil Lord of the Admiralty C. Ian Orr-Ewing

Leander class frigates of the Royal Navy