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ESCORTS

DEALEY destroyer escorts (1954 - 1958)

Cromwell 1954

Courtney 1963

Cromwell 1970

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DE1006 Dealey Bath Iron Wks 15/12/1952 8/11/1953 3/6/1954 to Uruguay 7/1972 (18 de Julio)
DE1014 Cromwell Bath Iron Wks 3/8/1953 4/6/1954 24/11/1954 stricken 7/1972
DE1015 Hammerberg Bath Iron Wks 12/11/1953 20/8/1954 2/3/1955 stricken 1/1974
DE1021 Courtney Defoe, Bay City 2/9/1954 2/11/1955 24/9/1956 stricken 12/1973
DE1022 Lester Defoe, Bay City 2/9/1954 5/1/1956 14/6/1957 stricken 1/1974
DE1023 Evans Puget Sound Bridge, Seattle 8/4/1955 14/9/1955 14/6/1957 stricken 12/1973
DE1024 Bridget Puget Sound Bridge, Seattle 19/9/1955 24/4/1956 24/10/1957 stricken 11/1973
DE1025 Bauer Bethlehem, San Francisco 1/12/1956 4/6/1957 22/11/1957 stricken 12/1973
DE1026 Hooper Bethlehem, San Francisco 4/1/1956 1/8/1957 16/4/1958 stricken 7/1973
DE1027 John Willis New York SB, Camden 5/7/1955 4/2/1956 21/2/1957 stricken 7/1972
DE1028 Van Voorhis New York SB, Camden 29/8/1955 28/7/1956 15/4/1957 stricken 7/1972
DE1029 Hartley New York SB, Camden 31/10/1955 26/1/1957 30/7/1957 to Colombia 7/1972 (Boyaca)
DE1030 Joseph K. Taussig New York SB, Camden 31/1/1956 9/3/1957 10/9/1957 stricken 7/1972

 

Displacement standard, t

1314

Displacement full, t

1877

Length, m

93.9 wl 96.0 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.60

No of shafts

1

Machinery

De Laval geared steam turbine, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

20000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 6000(12)

Armament

DE1006: 2 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 2 x 3 - 305 Squid Mk 3 ASWRL

DE1014, 1015, 1021 - 1030: 2 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 1 x 1 - 324 Weapon Alfa Mk 108 ASWRL

Sensors

SPS-5, SPS-6C radar, SQS-4 sonar

Complement

173

   

Ship project history: The first postwar destroyer escorts, these ships were initially conceived as upgraded versions of the wartime 22kt coastal escort (PC) with the additional firepower, sonar and speed required to counter the new generation of submarines. They were also designed with mobilization in mind, hence the single screw for reduced pressure on the gear-cutting industry.

    They were fast and seaworthy, but were criticized as being underarmed.

Modernizations: 1963-1967, DE1015, 1022-1030: - 1 x 2 - 76/50, SQS-4 sonar; + 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT, QH-50 DASH ASW drone helicopter, hangar and helicopter deck, SQS-23 sonar

mid-1960s, DE1006, 1014, 1021: + 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT, VDS sonar

1967, DE1023 - 1026: + 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3

late 1960s, DE1006: - 2 x 3 - 305 Squid ASWRL

late 1960s, DE1014, 1015, 1021-1030: - 1 x 1 - 324 Weapon Alfa Mk 108 ASWRL

Naval service: No significant events.

Bridget 1963

Ivan Gogin, 2015