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GEORGE LECOINTE ocean minesweepers (1943/1959)


Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


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

2 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)

Electronic equipmenttype 271 or type 272, type 291 (some) radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

138



Standard scale images


<i>Georges Lecointe </i>1965
Georges Lecointe 1965


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.