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Duperré 1980

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Duperré D633   Arsenal de Lorient 2.11.1954 23.6.1956 8.10.1957 trials ship A633 1967-1974, stricken 6.1992
La Bourdonnais D634   Arsenal de Brest 7.12.1954 15.10.1955 3.3.1958 stricken 11.1977
Forbin D635   Arsenal de Brest 7.12.1954 15.10.1955 1.2.1958 stricken 6.1981
Tartu D636   A C Bretagne, Nantes 14.12.1954 2.12.1955 5.2.1958 stricken 4.1980
Jauréguiberry D637   F C de la Gironde, Bordeaux 9/1954 5.11.1955 15.7.1958 stricken 9.1977


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2750

Displacement full, t

3740

Length, m

128.6

Breadth, m

12.7

Draught, m

5.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Rateau geared steam turbines, 4 Indret boilers

Power, h. p.

63000

Max speed, kts

34

Fuel, t

oil 800

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(18)
Armament

3 x 2 - 127/54 Mod 1948, 3 x 2 - 57/60 Mod 1951, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 3 - 550 TT, 1 x 6 - 375 Bofors Mk 54 ASWRL

Electronic equipment

DRBV-22A, DRBI-10, DRBC-11, 2x DRBC-30 radars, DUBV-1, DUBA-1 sonars

Complement

346



Standard scale images


<i>Duperré </i>1963
Duperré 1963
<i>La Bourdonnais </i>1970
La Bourdonnais 1970
<i>Tartu </i>1980
Tartu 1980
<i>Duperré </i>1980
Duperré 1980
<i>Duperré </i>1990
Duperré 1990


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<i>Duperré </i>1980
Duperré 1980


Project history

The T 53 design was a follow-on from the T 47. Five ships were authorized in 1953, the sixth was completed to a revised design.

The main difference as compared with the T 47 was an increased capability for tracking and controlling aircraft. The air search radar - an improved model - was moved to the mainmast so that a DRBI-10 height-finder could be installed on the foremast. ASW capability was increased by the addition of a 375mm Bofors ASW RL aft; the forward banks of ASW tubes were deleted in compensation.

Modernizations

1969-1971, Tartu, La Bourdonnais, Jauréguiberry: + SENIT-2 CCS

1973, Forbin: - 1 x 2 - 127/54(aft), 1 x 2 - 57/60(fwd); + helicopter deck

1974, Duperré: had armament and sensors consisted of 4 x 1 MM38 Exocet SSM (4 MM38), 1 x 1 - 100/55 Mod 1968, 2 - 550 torpedo catapults (8 L5), 1 helicopter (Lynx), DRBV-22A, DRBV-51A, DRBC-51A radars, DUBV-23, DUBV-43 VDS sonars, 2x Syllex decoy RL, SENIT-2 CCS

late 1970s, Duperré: + DRBC-32E radar

1980s, Duperré: - 2 x Syllex decoy RL; + ARBR-16 ECM suite, 2x Corvus decoy RL

Naval service

In 1967 Duperré was disarmed and became a trials ship (pennant no A633) for a large variable-depth sonar. In 1972-74 she underwent an extensive ASW conversion and rerated as destroyer again.