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BUNDESMARINE (WEST GERMANY)

ESCORTS

GNEISENAU frigate (1942 / 1958)

Gneisenau 1958

Gneisenau 1960

Gneisenau 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Gneisenau (ex-Oakley) F212 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 8/1940 15/1/1942 5/1942 // 18/10/1958 stricken 6/1966

 

Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1610

Length, m

80.6 pp 86.1 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 280

Endurance, nm(kts)

2000(12)

Armament

3 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk 7, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (60)

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

Complement

168

Ship project history: British 'Hunt' Type 2 class escort destroyer. She was purchased in 1957, renamed and designated Type 138.

Modernizations: 1959: - 1 x 2 - 102/45, 1 x 4 - 40/39, 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7

3/1964, new armament consisted of: 1 x 1 - 100/55 Mle 1953, 1 x 2 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors 106, 2 x 1 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors 107; bridge, mast, funnel were rebuilt

Naval service: Gneisenau served as gunnery TS.

Ivan Gogin, 2016