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ESBERN SNARE frigates (1941-1942/1954)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Esbern Snare (ex-Blackmore) F341 579 A. Stephens, Linthouse, UK 2/1941 2.12.1941 4/1942 // 2.1954 stricken 4.1965
Rolf Krake (ex-Calpe) F342 1595 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 6/1940 28.4.1941 12/1941 // 10.1954 stricken 1962
Valdemar Sejr (ex-Exmoor) F343 1593 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 6/1940 12.3.1941 10/1941 // 6.1954 stricken 1962


Technical data


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

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kts

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)

Electronic equipmenttype 271 (some), type 285, type 291 radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

168



Standard scale images


<i>Esbern Snare </i>1960
Esbern Snare 1960


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.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.