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SÉNÉGALAIS destroyer escorts (1944, 1943-1944/1944-1952)

Algérien 1944

Soudanais 1960

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Algérien (ex-DE107 Cronin), 1963- Oise F01, 1950- F701   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 5/1943 27/11/1943 1/1944 // 1/1944 returned 5/1964
Sénégalais (ex-DE106 Corbesier), 1963- Yser F02, 1950- F702   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 4/1943 11/11/1943 12/1943 // 1/1944 returned 5/1964
Somali (ex-DE111) F03, 1950- F703   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 10/1943 12/2/1944 4/1944 experimental vessel A607 1956
Hova (ex-DE110) F04, 1950- F704   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 9/1943 22/1/1944 3/1944 stricken 5/1964
Marocain (ex-DE109) F05, 1950- F705   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 9/1943 1/1/1944 2/1944 stricken 1960
Tunisien (ex-DE108 Crosley) F06, 1950- F706   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 6/1943 17/12/1943 2/1944 // 2/1944 stricken 1960
Arabe (ex-DE183 Samuel S. Miles) F717 299 Federal, Newark, USA 7/1943 3/10/1943 11/1943 // 8/1950 stricken 1958
Kabyle (ex-DE185 Riddle) F718 301 Federal, Newark, USA 7/1943 17/10/1943 11/1943 // 8/1950 stricken 1959
Bambara (ex-DE186 Swearer) F719 302 Federal, Newark, USA 8/1943 31/10/1943 11/1943 // 9/1950 stricken 1959
Sakalave (ex-DE194 Wingfield) F720 310 Federal, Newark, USA 10/1943 30/12/1943 1/1944 // 9/1950 stricken 1959
Touareg (ex-DE747 Bright) F721 147 Western Pipe & Steel, San Pedro, USA 6/1943 26/9/1943 6/1944 // 11/1950 stricken 1958
Soudanais (ex-DE763 Cates) F722   Tampa SB, USA 3/1943 10/10/1943 12/1943 // 11/1950 stricken 1959
Berbère (ex-DE113 Clarence L. Evans) F723   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 12/1943 22/3/1944 6/1944 // 3/1952 stricken 1969
Malgache (ex-DE190 Baker, ex-Raby) F724 306 Federal, Newark, USA 9/1943 28/11/1943 12/1943 // 3/1952 stricken 1969

 

Displacement standard, t

1253

Displacement full, t

1602

Length, m

91.4 wl 93.3 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.20 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesel-generators, electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

diesel oil 320

Endurance, nm (kts) 11500(11)

Armament

F01 - 06: 3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 3 x 1 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (120)

F717 - 724: 3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, (8 - 12) x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (120)

Sensors

F01-06: presumably SA, SF or SL or SU radars, sonar

F717 - 724: SPS-5, SPS-6 radars, sonar

Complement

186

F717 - 724: 150

   

Ship project history: American ships of DET group transferred to France by lend-lease still before commission. Formally transfer was effected simultaneously with commission. Provided by design triple 533mm TT during building was changed replaced by two 40mm Boforses. 2nd group was transferred in 1950s.

Modernizations: early 1960s, F01-06: received SPS-5 and SPS-6 radars instead of old models.

mid-1960s, Malgache was converted to command ship of amphibious training centre: - 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog DCT, 8 DCT, 2 DCR

Naval service: Sénégalais 4/5/1944 at coast of Algeria was damaged by a torpedo from German submarine U371 and was under repair till the end of a year.

 

Osterhaus 1943

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15