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HMS GLAMORGAN LEAVING PORTSMOUTH FOR THE LAST TIME AS CNS ALMIRANTE COCHRANE HMS GLAMORGAN LEAVES PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR FOR THE LAST TIME - 1986 CNS ALMIRANTE LATORRE 1990 DLG LATORRE,EX HMS GLAMORGAN,1998 CNS ALMIRANTE LATORRE - EX HMS GLAMORGAN LAID UP. THE LAST PHOTO TAKEN OF HER.

  CSG10008_copy DLH BLANCO ENCALADA,EX HMS FIFE,2002 59f17842a646fcb742ddfca9fda7fe1co 863af0de19ab6ceda3719d291657a6b3o 5017a6cc4945278271f96d46680f3052o 126815 466317e43c5feb921ceea9cd853146bfo 4688795e90b3eef30b58a554b78ff442o c94f92870e632bf9edecdbdd0f40252eo c637cf242d76fb87c4abae420e9d6b6ao DLH Blanco Encalada en 1992 cuando recien estaban llegando los Cougar de SSBN de Base Naval b22088a300fab944443351e3bbf8ad2fo Blanco Encalada (modified County) class helicopter destroyers D15 Blanco Encalada &  D12 Cochrane_1 ad5299af7db41a6bcf75cedf6fac76bao d6fda6d106ece2188fdf823ab75394b1o

Destructor Portahelicopteros Blanco Encalada

Plan of Blanco Encelada kindly supplied by David Ignacio Cueto Collao from Chile

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Most of the four Counties purchased by the Chileans lasted longer than they did in Royal Navy Service. HMS Norfolk was purchased in April 1982, was renamed Capitan Prat (11) and was finally paid off in mid 2006. HMS Antrim was the next ship purchased in 1984 and renamed Almirante Cochrane (12) and she was the last ship to pay off at the end of 2006. HMS Glamorgan was purchased in 1986 and renamed Almirante Lattorre (14) and was the first to pay off in 1998 and was retained as spares for the rest of the class and used as an accommodation ship. HMS Fife was the final ship to be purchased in 1987 and was renamed Blanco Encelada (15) and paid off in 2003. The photos below depict the ships in their final years after they were paid off as the Chilean Navy underwent modernisation with the purchase of ex Dutch and British warships, the latter including Type 22 and 23 frigates. The final survivor was Cochrane (Ex Antrim) which was towed to China in December 2010 and is believed to have taken 9 months to reach its destination!!
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