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BAIRE submarine chaser (1944/1956)

Baire 1956

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Baire (ex-Tribesman, ex-PC790) PE303 Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 2/1943 22/3/1943 3/1944 // 1956 sunk 17/4/1961

 

Displacement standard, t

414

Displacement full, t

463

Length, m

51.8 wl 52.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.06

Draught, m

3.30 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

19 - 21

Fuel, t

diesel oil 49
Endurance, nm (kts) 3000 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap Mk 20 ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors

SF or SO or SU radar, sonar

Complement 65

Ship project history: Former USN PC class patrol craft, acquired from Honduras.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Baire sank at dosk at Isle de Pines 17/4/1961 during an abortive coup.

Ivan Gogin, 2016