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Amirante Lynch

Photographed 12 Aug 2008, passing through the entrance to Portsmouth harbour.

Built as HMS Grafton (F80) she was a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy. It was the ninth vessel to bear the name, and is named after the Duke of Grafton.

In 2003, the ship was used in the ITV drama series Making Waves as the fictional Royal Navy warship Suffolk. In early 2004 the ship was deployed in the Persian Gulf.

In July 2004, it was announced that Grafton would be one of three Type 23 frigates to be decommissioned by the end of 2006.

In June 2005, it was announced that Grafton would be sold to the Chilean Navy. She was delivered to Chilean Navy on 28 March 2007 in Portsmouth and renamed Almirante Lynch (FF-07)

 

Photo is a BAE System Press Release, used with their permission provided not used for commercial gain..

'Copyright BAE Systems 2010'

 

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Taken on August 12, 2008