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EGYPTIAN NAVY (EGYPT)

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PAPUA frigates

Papua 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Papua   Walsh - Kaiser, Providence, USA 9/1943 10/10/1943 7/1944 // --- scuttled incomplete 1/11/1956

Tobago

  Walsh - Kaiser, Providence, USA 8/1943 27/9/1943 8/1944 // --- scuttled incomplete 1/11/1956

 

Displacement standard, t

1509

Displacement full, t

2238

Length, m

87.0 wl 92.6 oa

Breadth, m

11.4

Draught, m

3.86 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 674

Endurance, nm(kts)

7300(11)

Armament

3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 8 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (64 DC)

Sensors

SA, SL, Mk 11 radars, sonars

Complement

190

Ship project history: The ex-US Tacoma class (British 'Colony') frigates Papua and Tobago were acquired by Egypt in 1950 as mercantile passenger vessels. They were taken over by the Egyptian Navy on 17 May 1953 for refitting as warships, but so far as known no work had been done when they were scuttled as blockships in the Suez Canal on 1 November 1956. They were later refloated, beached and abandoned.

Ivan Gogin, 2016