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CHURUCCA destroyers (1945/1972-1973)

Churucca 1980

Blas de Lezo 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Churucca (ex-Eugene A. Greene) D61 Federal, Kearny, USA 8/1944 18/3/1945 6/1945 // 31/8/1972 stricken 12/1991
Gravina (ex-Furse) D62 Consolidated, Orange, USA 9/1944 9/3/1945 7/1945 // 31/8/1972 stricken 9/1991
Méndez Núñez (ex-O'Hare) D63 Consolidated, Orange, USA 1/1945 22/6/1945 11/1945 // 31/10/1973 stricken 4/1992
Lángara (ex-Leary) D64 Consolidated, Orange, USA 8/1944 20/1/1945 5/1945 // 31/10/1973 stricken 4/1992
Blas de Lezo (ex-Noa) D65 Bath Iron Wks, USA 3/1945 30/7/1945 11/1945 // 31/10/1973 stricken 9/1991

 

Displacement standard, t

2406

Displacement full, t

3493

Length, m

116.6 wl 119.0 oa

Breadth, m

12.5

Draught, m

4.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Electric geared steam turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

oil 650

Endurance, nm (kts)

4000 (20)

Armament

1 х 8 ASROC ASuR (17 RUR-5), 2 x 2 - 127/38 Mk 38, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 1 helicopter (Hughes 369)

Sensors

D61, 62: SPS-10, SPS-40, Mk 25 or Mk 28 radars, SQS-23 sonar, WLR-1, ULQ-6 ECM suites

D63-65: SPS-10, SPS-37, Mk 25 or Mk 28 radars, SQS-23 sonar, WLR-1, ULQ-6 ECM suites

Complement

274

   

Ship project history: Former USN Gearing class destroyers, transferred under MDAP and purchased outright on 17 May 1978; all FRAM I modernisations. Bias de Lezo had both gun turrets forward, the others had turrets in 'A' and 'Y' positions.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Lángara 1975

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