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HEROÍNA frigates (1943-1944/1948)

Heroína 1960

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Heroína (ex-Reading) P32 309 Leatham D. Smith SB, Superior, USA 5/1943 28/8/1943 8/1944 // 8/2/1948 meteorological vessel 1961
Sarandí (ex-Uniontown, ex-Chattanooga) P33 308 Leatham D. Smith SB, Superior, USA 4/1943 7/8/1943 10/1944 // 18/2/1948 sold 6/1967
Trinidad (ex-Caicos, ex-Hannam), 10/1950- Santísima Trinidad P34 1659 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence, USA 1943 6/9/1943 12/1943 // 1948 hydrographic ship 1963

 

Displacement standard, t

1509

Displacement full, t

2238

Length, m

87.0 wl 92.6 oa

Breadth, m

11.4

Draught, m

3.86

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 768

Endurance, nm (kts) 9500 (12)

Armament

P32, 34: 3 x 1 - 105/45 Bofors M32, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (100)

P33: 2 x 1 - 105/45 Bofors M32, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (100)

Sensors

SA, SF or SL or SU, Mk 26 radars, sonar

Complement

190

Ship project history: Former USN Tacoma class patrol frigates. Trinidad served in Royal Navy as Caicos.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2015