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Lonchi 1979

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ασπίς [Aspis] (ex-Conner) D06   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 4/1942 18.7.1942 6/1943 // 10.11.1959 stricken 2.1991
Βέλος [Velos] (ex-Charrette) D16   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 2/1942 3.6.1942 5/1943 // 16.6.1959 stricken 3.1991
Θύελλα [Thyella] (ex-Bradford) D28   Bethlehem, San Pedro, USA 4.1942 12.12.1942 6/1943 // 27.12.1962 stricken 1.1981
Λόγχη [Lonchi] (ex-Hall) D56   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 4/1942 18.7.1942 7/1943 // 9.2.1960 stricken 10.1990
Ναυαρίνο [Navarino] (ex-Brown) D63   Bethlehem, San Pedro, USA 6/1942 21.2.1943 7/1943  // 27.9.1962 stricken 1981
Σφενδόνη [Sfendoni] (ex-Aulick) D85   Consolidated, Orange, USA 5/1941 2.3.1942 10/1942 // 21.8.1959 stricken 10.1981
Κίμων [Kimon] (ex-Z3, ex-Wadsworth) D42   Bath Iron Wks, USA 8/1942 10.1.1943 3/1943 // 2.8.1980 stricken 9.1982
Νέαρχος [Nearkhos] (ex-Z2, ex-Ringgold) D65   Federal, Kearny, USA 6/1942 11.11.1942 12/1942 // 30.10.1980 to Logistics Command 9.1981


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2325

Displacement full, t

3005

Length, m

112.5 wl 114.7 oa

Breadth, m

12.1

Draught, m

4.19 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets General Electric geared steam turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kts

38

Fuel, t

oil 506

Endurance, nm(kts)6500 (15)
Armament

D28, 63: 5 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 2 x 4 - 40/60 Mk 2, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 1 x 5 - 533 TT, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 6 DCT, 2 DCR (56)

D06, 56, 85, 16: 4 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 3 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 1 x 5 - 533 TT, 2 x 3 -324 TT, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 6 DCT, 2 DCR

D42, 65: 4 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 3 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 2 - 533 TT, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 2 DCR, mines

Electronic equipment

D28, 63: SPS-6, SPS-10, Mk 25 radars, SQS-39 or SQS-43 sonar

D06, 56, 85, 16: SPS-6, SPS-10, Mk 25, Mk 35, SPG-53 radars, SQS-39 or SQS-43 sonar

D42, 65: SPS-6, SPS-10, Mk 35, SPG-53 radars, SQS-29 sonar

Complement

250



Standard scale images


<i>Aspis </i>1960
Aspis 1960
<i>Aspis </i>1980
Aspis 1980
<i>Thyella </i>1980
Thyella 1980


Graphics


<i>Lonchi </i>1979
Lonchi 1979


Project history

Former USN Fletcher class destroyers, transferred under MDAP. Ex-German Z2 and Z3 seen very short service and were later cannibalized for spare parts.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.