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MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFT

MATROUH ocean minesweepers (1941-1942/1946-1949)

Matrouh 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
مطروح <Matrouh> (ex-Stornoway)   Robb, Leith, UK 7/1940 10/6/1941 11/1941 // 9/1946 lost 1968-69
نصر <Nasr> (ex-Bude)   Lobnitz, Renfrew, UK 4/1940 4/9/1940 2/1941 // 1946 expended 1972
السلوم <Sollum> (ex-Wedgeport)   Dufferin, Toronto, Canada   2/8/1941 4/1942 // 1949 foundered 7/4/1953

 

Displacement standard, t

688

Displacement full, t

875

Length, m

54.9

Breadth, m

8.69

Draught, m

3.12 deep load (3.73 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 150

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk I, 1 x 1 - 76/45 Mk IV, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT

Sensors radar, sonar

Complement

87

Ship project history: Former British Bangor class minesweepers, rated as corvettes.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Details of the loss of Matrouh are not available. Sollum foundered 7/4/1953 off Alexandria in heavy weather.

Ivan Gogin, 2016