BNS Abu Bakar Frigate

Career (UK)RN Ensign
Ordered:28 June 1951
Builder:John Brown and Company
Laid down:13 August 1953
Launched:12 January 1955
Commissioned:14 March 1957
Fate:Sold to Bangladesh 12 March 1982
Career (Bangladesh)Naval Ensign of Bangladesh.svg
Name:BNS Abu Bakar (F-15)
Namesake:Abu Bakar
General characteristics
Class and type:Leopard-class frigate
Length:101 m
Beam:10.6 m
Draught:3 m
Propulsion:Two type 12 E 390V diesels; 14,400 hp (m) (10.6MW) sustained
2 shafts
Speed:18 knots
Range:2200 miles at 18 kts
Complement:200 (22(app.) officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Surface: Square Tie
  • Air & Surface: MX 902 Eye Shield
  • Navigation: Don 2 or Fin Curve
  • Fire Control:
  • Echo Type 3 (Hull Mounted)
  • Guns:
  • D/C: 2 BMB-2 projectors; 2 ranks
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 after (Abu Bakar).


The ABU BAKR is currently moored at Chittagong, serving with the Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN). About 200 personnel serve aboard ABU BAKR, with most living aboard her. She is one of five frigates in the Bangladesh Navy.
She is currently on the process of replacing by F-22B frigate.


  1. this almost 60 years old frigate is on active service with bangladesh navy

  2. i knew it has antiship missile


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