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LA COMBATTANTE escort destroyer (1942)


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

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
La Combattante (ex-Haldon) L19 695 Fairfield, Govan, UK 1.1941 27.4.1942 12.1942 sunk 23.2.1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1490

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.73 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 328

Endurance, nm(kts)2100(20)
Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 QF MkXVI, 1 x 4 - 40/39 QF Mk VIII, 1 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk VIII, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (70)

Electronic equipmenttype 271, type 285, type 286 radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

168



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<i>La Combattante</i> 1943
La Combattante 1943


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<i>La Combattante</i> <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
La Combattante Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history


British escort destroyer Haldon of Hunt 3 type, transferred to FNFL 15.12.1942. Transfer of two more ships of this class was assumed.

Modernizations


1943-1944, presumably: - type 271, type 286 radars; + type 272, type 291 radars

Naval service


La Combattante was lost from an underwater explosion in Humber mouth. The reason considers mining, though sinking of the ship by German midget submarine KU330 may been.



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