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ETHIOPIAN NAVY (ETHIOPIA)

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BELAY DERESS large patrol craft (1955/1957)

Belay Deress 1957

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
ቢል ደረሠ <Belay Deress> - A C Dubigeon, Nantes, France 12/1953 30/9/1954 8/1955 // 1/1957 to USA 1958

 

Displacement standard, t

325

Displacement full, t

400

Length, m

53.1

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 SEMT-Pielstick diesels

Power, h. p.

3240

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

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

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors

Decca radar, DUBA-2 sonar

Complement 62

 

Ship project history: Originally ordered by the USA as a part of a NATO order in France, where a whole series of this type was built. Intended for West Germany under MDAP, but not delivered, being transferred to Ethiopia in 1957 under MDAP as her first warship.

 

Modernizations: None.

 

Naval service: Found to be too advanced for then state of Ethiopian naval training, and returned to the US in 1958.

 

? Ivan Gogin, 2016