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BELGIAN NAVY (BELGIUM)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

GEORGE LECOINTE ocean minesweepers (1943/1959)

Georges Lecointe 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Georges Lecointe (ex-Wallaceburg) F901 Port Arthur, Canada 7/1942 17/12/1942 11/1943 // 7/1959 stricken 1969
A. F. Dufour (ex-Winnipeg) F903 Port Arthur, Canada 1/1942 19/9/1942 7/1943 // 7/1959 stricken 1966

 

Displacement standard, t

1030

Displacement full, t

1325

Length, m

68.6

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.28 deep load (3.99 by screws)

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 230 - 239

Endurance, nm(kts)

6000(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/45 HA Mk 3, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 5, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (90 - 92)

Sensors radar, sonar

Complement

138

Ship project history: Former Canadian ocean patrols of Algerine class. Originally they were classed as minesweepers but served in RCN as patrols. They were commissioned by Belgian navy as frigates.

Modernizations: 1966, Georges Lecointe: - 1 x 1 - 102/45; + 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2016