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MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFTS

GUADIARO minesweepers (1953-1956)

Guadiaro 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Guadiaro M11 SECN, Cartagena   26/6/1950 4/1953 stricken 1977
Tinto M12 SECN, Cartagena   26/6/1950 5/1953 stricken 1976
Eume M13 SECN, Cartagena   27/7/1953 12/1953 stricken 1977
Almanzora M14 SECN, Cartagena   27/7/1953 11/1954 stricken 1977
Navia M15 SECN, Cadiz   28/7/1953 3/1955 stricken 1979
Guadalhorce M16 SECN, Cartagena   18/2/1953 12/1953 stricken 1978
Eo M17 SECN, Cadiz   22/9/1953 3/1955 stricken 1978

Displacement standard, t

671

Displacement full, t

770

Length, m

74.3

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE with exhaust steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(16)

Armament

1 x 1 - 88/45 MPLC/30, 1 x 1 - 37/83 Ein LC/34, 2 x 1 - 20/65 L/30, 2 DCR(12), sweeps

Sensors Decca RM626 or RM914 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

79

Ship project history: Built under drawings of German minesweepers of M1940 type, very similar to earlier Bidasoa class.

Modernizations: 1959, Guadiaro, Tinto; 1960, Eume, Almanzora, Navia, Guadalhorce; 1961, Eo: - 1 x 1 - 88/45, 1 x 1 - 37/83

Naval service: No significant events.

Almanzora 1979

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