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The Broadbeamed Group of Leander frigates  HMS Andromeda, Hermione, Jupiter, Scylla, Charybdis, Achilles, Ariadne, Diomede and HMS Apollo were designed with a view for increasing their life span for future modifications an extra 2 feet were added to the beam which increased stability and endurance with a slight reduction in speed.   It was planned that between 1977 and 1984  all the Broad beamed class Frigates would undergo modernisation, with HMS Andromeda being the first in  1977  and being completed in 1980. But after the defence cuts of 1981. only  HMS Hermione, HMS Danae, Ariadne,  Scylla and HMS Charybdis ha been modernized the rest were sold 

   LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES (Batch 3A) Broad Beamed Group  

HMS Andromeda   (F57) 4th July 1968  Sold to India 1995
HMS Hermione  (F58) 11th July 1969   For disposal 1992
HMS Jupiter   (F60) 13th August 1969  For Disposal 1991
HMS Scylla    (F71) 14th February 1970  For Disposal 1994
HMS Bacchante (F69) 29th February 1968 Sold to New Zealand 1982
HMS Charybdis  (F75) 6th June 1969  Sunk as a target in June 1993
HMS Achilles (F12)  9th June 1970   Sold to Chile 1990
HMS Ariadne  (F72) 10th February 1973  Sold to Chile  1992
HMS Diomede (F16)  2nd April 1971   Sold to Pakistan 1988
HMS Apollo  (F70) 28th May 1972  Sold to Pakistan 1988

HMS Andromeda

HMS Andromeda, 1973.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2981

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HMS Andromeda, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2982

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HMS Andromeda.

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HMS Andromeda, 1971.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX556

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HMS Andromeda.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX557

HMS Andromeda.  Closing on RFA Appleleaf, North Atlantic, June 1989.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM046

F57 HMS Andromeda.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX133

HMS Hermione

HMS Hermione, January 1970.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2979

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HMS Hermione, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2980

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HMS Hermione.  Taken from RFA Tideflow, Beira Patrol, 1970.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM013

HMS Jupiter

HMS Jupiter, May 1969.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2983

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HMS Jupiter, August 1969.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2984

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HMS Jupiter, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2985

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HMS Jupiter.  Preparing to tow RFA Blue Rover, Mediterranean, April 1989.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM017

HMS Jupiter, South Atlantic, April 1977.

Taken from a larger image in company with HMS Tiger and HMS Ariadne. Click here to view.

HMS Scylla

HMS Scylla, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2988

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HMS Scylla.  Taken from RFA Blue Rover, Mediterranean, May 1989.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM058

F71 HMS Scylla.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX134

HMS Scylla, stripped ready for use as a target.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nick Newns.

The end of HMS Scylla, after being hit as a target.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nick Newns.

HMS Bacchante

HMS Bacchante.  Closing to store from RFA Tarbatness, June 1973.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM052

HMS Bacchante, August 1973.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2986

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HMS Bacchante, 1972.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX581

HMS Charybdis

HMS Charybdis entering Malta, July 1990.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM076

HMS Charybdis, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2987

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F75 HMS Charybdis alongside at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD435

F75 HMS Charybdis at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD434

HMS Achilles

HMS Achilles, May 1970.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2989

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HMS Achilles.  Closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, North Cape, March 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM258

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HMS Achilles, 1972.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX549

F12 HMS Achilles.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX129

Wasp 606 from HMS Achilles landing on RFA Grey Rover, April 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM275

Wasp 606 from HMS Achilles over RFA Grey Rover, Portland, April 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM276

HMS Ariadne

HMS Ariadne, September 1972.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2995

Original republished ? MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price ?5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2995

HMS Ariadne, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2996

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F72 HMS Ariadne.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD479

F72 HMS Ariadne.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX135

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HMS Ariadne.

Original  Postcard. Publisher Details Unknown. Price ?10.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX326

HMS Ariadne, South Atlantic, April 1977.

Taken from a larger image in company with HMS Tiger and HMS Jupiter.  Click here to view.

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HMS Ariadne, 1973.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX567

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HMS Ariadne, 1984.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX568

HMS Diomede

HMS Diomede, January 1971.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2990

Original republished ? MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price ?5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2990

HMS Diomede, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2991

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HMS Diomede.  Berthing on RFA Bayleaf, Campbeltown, December 1988.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM077

HMS Apollo

HMS Apollo, June 1972.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2992

Original republished ? MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price ?5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2992

HMS Apollo, 1973.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2993

Original republished ? MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price ?5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2993

HMS Apollo.  Taken from RFA Grey Rover, June 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM047

HMS Apollo, June 1977.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2994

Original republished ? MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price ?5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2994

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HMS Apollo, 1985.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX560

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HMS Apollo, 1975.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price ?8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX561