Type 41 Leopard Class (1957) FF
Leopards used the same hull as the Type 61s, only the equipment and
armament differed. Their diesel engines meant that they could not be used
as fast carrier escorts, although their long range was well suited to
All the class in RN service were refitted in the 1960s.
The Type 960 was replaced by the Type 965 with the mainmast being replaced
by a stronger structure to support the AKE1 antenna.
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