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LEON escort destroyers (1943-1944/1951)


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Ierax 1980

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Αετός [Aetos] (ex-Slater) D01   Tampa SB, USA 3.1943 13.2.1944 5/1944 // 15.3.1951 stricken 7.1991
Ιέραξ [Ierax] (ex-Ebert) D31   Tampa SB, USA 4.1943 11.5.1944 6/1944 // 15.3.1951 stricken 8.1991
Λέων [Leon] (ex-Eldridge) D54   Federal, Newark, USA 2.1943 25.7.1943 8/1943 // 15.1.1951 stricken 11.1992
Πάνθηρ [Panthir] (ex-Garfield Thomas) D67   Federal, Newark, USA 9.1943 12.12.1943 1/1944 // 15.1.1951 stricken 1992


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1240

Displacement full, t

1900

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, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

diesel oil 320

Endurance, nm(kts)11500 (11)
Armament

3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 3 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 7 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 1 DCR

Electronic equipmentSPS-6, SPS-10, Mk 26 radars, QCU-2 sonar
Complement

220



Standard scale images


<i>Aetos</i> 1970
Aetos 1970


Graphics


<i>Ierax </i>1980
Ierax 1980


Project history

Former USN destroyer escorts of Cannon class, later reclassified as frigates. Their 533mm TTs were removed before transfer.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.