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ESBERN SNARE frigates (1941-1942/1954)

Esbern Snare 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Esbern Snare (ex-Blackmore) F341 A. Stephens, Linthouse, UK 2/1941 2/12/1941 4/1942 // 2/1954 stricken 4/1965
Rolf Krake (ex-Calpe) F342 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 6/1940 28/4/1941 12/1941 // 10/1954 stricken 1962
Valdemar Sejr (ex-Exmoor) F343 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 6/1940 12/3/1941 10/1941 // 6/1954 stricken 1962

 

Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1625

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.78 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kn

27

Fuel, t

oil 265

Endurance, nm(kts)

2100(20)

Armament

3 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (60)

Sensors type 271, 285, 290 or 291 radars, type 123A, 127 sonars

Complement

168

Ship project history: Former British 'Hunt batch 2' escort destroyers. All were reconstructed and rearmed between acquiring in 1953 and commissioning in 1954.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2016