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MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFTS

GUADALETE minesweepers (1953-1956/1971-1972)

Guadalete 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Guadalete (ex-Dynamic) M41, 9/1980- PVZ41, late 1981- M41 Colberg, Stockton, USA 10/1951 17/12/1952 12/1953 // 1/7/1971 patrol 1980, minesweeper 1981, stricken 7/1998
Guadalmedina (ex-Pivot) M42 Wilmington BW, USA 3/1952 9/1/1954 7/1954 // 1/7/1971 stricken 4/2000
Guadalquivir (ex-Persistent) M43 Martinac, Tacoma, USA 6/1954 23/4/1955 2/1956 // 1/7/1971 stricken 10/2000
Guadiana (ex-Vigor) M44 Burger Boat, Manitowoc, USA 6/1952 23/6/1953 11/1954 // 4/4/1972 stricken 1999

 

Displacement light, t

637

Displacement full, t

735

Length, m

50.3 wl 52.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

4.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 Packard ID-1700 diesels

Power, h. p.

2280

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

2400(12)

Armament

M41 - 43: 1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, A Mk 2, A Mk 4, A Mk 6 acoustic, M Mk 5, M Mk 6, M Mk 7 magnetic and Oropesa No.1 wire minesweeping gear

M44: 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, A Mk 2, A Mk 4, A Mk 6 acoustic, M Mk 5, M Mk 6, M Mk 7 magnetic and Oropesa No.1 wire minesweeping gear

Sensors

RM1226, TM626 radars, SQQ-14 sonar

Complement

70

Ship project history: USN Aggressive class ocean minesweepers.

Modernizations: 9/1980, Guadalete: - minesweeping equipment

late 1981, Guadalete: + minesweeping equipment

1989, all: + ability to use Pluto USV (2 submersibles were purchased).

Naval service: No significant events.

Guadalete 1973

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