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ESSEQUIBO patrol ship (1986/2001)


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Essequibo 2001  

Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Essequibo (ex-Orwell) 1026 568 Richards SB, Great Yarmouth, UK 4.6.1984 7.2.1985 22.3.1986 // 22.6.2001 in service (2020)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t770
Displacement full, t

890

Length, m

42.0 pp 47.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

3.10 hull 3.75 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Ruston 6RKCM diesels

Power, h. p.

3040

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil 88

Endurance, nm(kts)4500(10)
Armament

1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 2 x 1 - 7.6/90

Electronic equipment

2x Decca RM 1226 radars

Complement

32



Standard scale images


<i>Essequibo </i>2005
Essequibo 2005


Graphics


<i>Essequibo </i>2001  
Essequibo 2001  


Project history

Former RN River-class minesweeper, retired from RN in July 2000 and sold to Guyana in April 2001. Recommissioned 22.6.2001. All sweep gear has been removed before transfer.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

In 2010s ship was presumably disarmed and used as a cadet training ship.