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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

ESCORTS

ATREVIDA corvettes (1954-1960)

Diana 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Descubierta F51 Bazán, Cartagena 26/6/1950 9/6/1952 1/2/1955 stricken 1978
Atrevida F61, 1979- PA61, 1986- P61 Bazán, Cartagena 26/6/1950 2/12/1952 19/8/1954 stricken 2/1992
Princesa F62, 1979- PA62, 1986- P62 Bazán, Cartagena 18/3/1953 31/3/1956 3/10/1959 stricken 1991
Diana F63 Bazán, Cartagena 27/7/1953 29/4/1955 13/5/1960 stricken 1973
Nautilus F64, 1979- PA64, 1986- P64 Bazán, Cádiz 27/7/1953 23/8/1956 15/12/1959 stricken 1991
Villa de Bilbao F65, 1979- PA65, 1986- P65 Bazán, Cádiz 18/3/1953 19/2/1958 2/7/1960 stricken 1992

 

Displacement standard, t

F51, 61: 912

F62-65: 997

Displacement full, t

F51, 61: 1022

F62-65: 1135

Length, m

68.0 pp 75.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

F51, 61: 2.60

F62-65: 2.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

18.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts) 8000(10)

Armament

F51, 61: 1 x 1 - 105/45 MPL C/32ge, 1 x 2 - 37/83 Dopp LC/30, 3 x 4 - 20/65 Vierling L/38, 4 DCT, 20 mines

F62-65: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 34, 3 x 1 - 40/70 SP48, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors SPS-5B radar, QHBa sonar

Complement

132

Ship project history: Rated as corvettes although given 'F' pennant numbers.

Modernizations: 1959-1960, Descubierta, Atrevida: were rebuilt as later ships (F62-65).

1979, Atrevida, Princesa, Nautilus, Villa de Bilbao: were armed with 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 34, 3 x 1 - 40/70 SP48, 1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 20 mines

Naval service: In 1979 survived ships were reclassified as patrols.

Princesa 1970s

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