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TORPEDO SHIPS

OQUENDO destroyers (1960)

Oquendo 1961

Oquendo 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Oquendo D41 Bazán, Ferrol 15/6/1951 5/9/1956 13/9/1960 stricken 1978
Roger de Lauria D42 Bazán, Ferrol 4/9/1951 12/11/1958 --- completed under revised design
Marqués de la Ensenada D43 Bazán, Ferrol 4/9/1951 15/7/1959 --- completed under revised design

 

Displacement standard, t

2050

Displacement full, t

2765

Length, m

110.8 pp 116.5 oa

Breadth, m

11.1

Draught, m

3.60 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Rateau-Bretagne geared steam turbines, 3 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kts

39

Fuel, t

oil 659

Endurance, nm (kts) 5000(15)

Armament

3 x 2 - 120/50 NG53, 6 x 1 - 40/70 SP48, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 2 - 324 TC, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL

Sensors

as in 1963: type 262P, 275M, 293Q, SNW-10 radars, QHBa sonar

Complement

267

   

Ship project history: Nine units of this class, based on the pre-war French Le Hardi class, were ordered in 1947-1948, but six, Blas de Lezo, Blasco de Garay, Bonifaz, Gelmirez, Langara and Recalde, were cancelled in 1953. The 8 105mm guns (4x2), 7 533mm torpedo tubes (1x3+2x2) and 2 DC throwers originally planned were replaced by the 120mm guns and ASW weapons. Trials of Oquendo showed a dangerous lack of stability, so she was taken in hand for ballasting and reduction of top weight. This work was completed on 22 April 1963. British radars and fire-control equipment were installed. Two following ships were dismantled and completed to a such altered and enlarged design.

Modernizations: 4/1963: new data became: 2582/3005t, 116.5x11.1x3.80m, 32.4kts; - 1 x 2 - 120/50 ('X'), 4 x 1 - 20/70

Naval service: No significant events.

Oquendo on trials

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