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Leander class frigates construction programme started

HMS Danae 1974 Plymouth Devonport Entrance
Chrono date: 
1959 Apr 10

The Leander-class, or Type 12 "Improved" frigates, were built in three batches between 1959 and 1973. Twenty six frigates of this class were built in various shipyards around the United Kingdom.
 

Construction programme

First Batch, Y-100 machinery
    Laid down Launched Commissioned
F109 Leander 10 Apr1959 28 Jun 1961 27 Mar 1963
F104 Dido 2 Dec 1959 22 Dec1961 18 Sep 1963
F127 Penelope 14 Mar 1961 17 Aug 1962 31 Oct 1963
F114 Ajax 19 Oct 1959 16 Aug 1962 10 Dec 1963
F10 Aurora 1 Jun 1961 28 Nov 1962 9 Apr 1964
F18 Galatea 29 Dec 1961 23 May 1963 25 Apr 1964
F15 Euryalus 2 Nov 1961 6 Jun 1963 16 Sep 1964
F39 Naiad 30 Oct 1962 4 Nov1963 15 Mar 1965
F38 Arethusa 7 Sep 1962 5 Nov1963 24 Nov1965
F28 Cleopatra 19 Jun 1963 25 Mar 1964 4 Jan 1966
Second Batch, Y-136 machinery
F42 Phoebe 3 Jun 1963 8 Jul 1964 15 Apr1966
F45 Minerva 26 Jul 1963 19 Dec 1964 14 May 1966
F40 Sirius 9 Aug 1963 22 Sep 1964 15 Jun 1966
F52 Juno 16 Jul 1964 24 Nov1965 18 Jul 1967
F56 Argonaut 27 Nov1964 8 Feb 1966 17 Aug 1967
F47 Danae 16 Dec 1964 31 Oct 1965 7 Sep 1967
Third Batch, Broad-beamed Leander Y-160 machinery
F75 Charybdis 27 Jan 1967 28 Feb 1968 2 Jun 1969
F58 Hermione 6 Dec 1965 26 Apr1967 11 Jul 1969
F60 Jupiter 3 Oct 1966 4 Sep 1967 9 Aug 1969
F69 Bacchante 27 Oct 1966 29 Feb 1968 17 Oct 1969
F57 Andromeda 25 May 1966 24 May 1967 2 Dec 1968
F71 Scylla 17 May 1967 8 Aug 1968 12 Feb 1970
F12 Achilles 1 Dec 1967 21 Nov1968 9 Jul 1970
F16 Diomede 30 Jan 1968 15 Apr1969 2 Apr1971
F70 Apollo 1 May 1969 15 Oct 1970 28 May 1972
F72 Ariadne 1 Nov 1969 10 Sep 1971 10 Feb 1973

 

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