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EILATH destroyers (1944/1955)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
אֵילַת [Eilath] (ex-Zeaolus) K40   Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 5/1942 28.2.1944 10/1944 // 15.7.1955 sunk 21.10.1967
יָפוֹ [Yaffa] (ex-Zodiac) K42   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 11/1942 11.3.1944 10/1944 // 15.7.1955 stricken 1972


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1730

Displacement full, t

2575

Length, m

103.5 pp 110.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

Draught, m

4.42

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kts

36.75

Fuel, t

oil 588

Endurance, nm(kts)4675(20)
Armament

4 x 1 - 114/45 Mk 5, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3,  2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130)

Electronic equipment

type 275, type 291, type 293 radars, type 144Q sonar

Complement

186 - 222



Standard scale images


<i>Eilath</i> 1960
Eilath 1960


Project history

Transferred at Cardiff Docks. Renamed Eilath and Yaffa and refitted before going to Israel in July 1956.

Modernizations

mid-1960s, both: - 1 x 4 - 533 TT

Naval service Eilath sank on 21 October 1967 after being hit by three P-15 SSMs 14nm off Port Said. The missiles were fired from

Eilath sank on 21 October 1967 after being hit by three P-15 SSMs 14nm off Port Said. The missiles were fired from Egyptian Project 183R FAC inside the harbour. This was the first time in history that a warship was sunk by a ship-launched missile.