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Verni 2012

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Дръзки [Druzki] (ex-Wandelaar) 41   Boelwerf, Temse, Belgium 28.3.1975 21.6.1977 27.10.1978 // 21.10.2005 in service (2019)
Верни [Verni] (ex-Wielingen) 42   Boelwerf, Temse, Belgium 5.3.1974 30.3.1976 20.1.1978 // 22.8.2008 in service (2019)
Горди [Gordi] (ex-Westdiep) 43   Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium 2.9.1974 8.12.1975 20.1.1978 // 9.2.2009 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1940

Displacement full, t

2430

Length, m

103.00 pp 106.4 oa

Breadth, m

12.3

Draught, m

3.90 hull 5.58 sonar

No of shafts

2

Machinery

CODOG: 1 Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbine / 2 Cockerill-Ougrée CO240 V12 diesels

Power, h. p.

27200 / 6000

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

diesel oil 280

Endurance, nm(kts)

6000(16)

Armament

4 x 1 MM38 Exocet SSM (4 MM38, really not carried), 1 x 8 NATO Sea Sparrow SAM (8 RIM-7P), 1 x 1 - 100/55 Mle 68, 6 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 - 533 TT (L5 mod.4), 1 x 6 - 375 Bofors (Mle 64) ASWRL

Electronic equipment

Scout, DA-05, WM-25 radars, 2x Vigy-EOMS e/o systems, SQS-510 sonar, AR-900 ECM suite, 2x SRBOC Mk 36 decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, SEWACO IV CCS

Complement

159



Standard scale images


<i>Druzki</i> 2010
Druzki 2010


Graphics


<i>Verni </i>2012
Verni 2012


Project history

Former Belgian Wielingen class frigates, transferred to Bulgaria after repair. In time of commission by Bulgarian Navy frigates lost 2kts of their contract 28kts speed and can make only 26kts.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.