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EILATH large patrol ship (1927/1948)


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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
אֵילַת [Eilath] (ex-Medina Ivrit, ex-Northland), 1957-  מצפן [Matzpen] A16   Newport News, USA 8.1926 5.2.1927 5.1927 // 21.5.1948 retired 1962


Technical data


Displacement standard, t1785 trials
Displacement full, t2150
Length, m

61.0 wl 66.0 oa

Breadth, m

11.9

Draught, m

4.17 trials

No of shafts1
Machinery

1 electric motor, 2 diesel-generators

Power, h. p.1000
Max speed, kts

11.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)12000 (10)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 4 DCT

Electronic equipmentSC-1, SF radars, QCJ-3 sonar
Complement

107



Standard scale images


<i>Eilath </i>1955
Eilath 1955


Project history USCG cutter acquired in 1948 (between 1947

USCG cutter acquired in 1948 (between 1947 and 1948 mercantile Medina Ivrit). Sloop type, of exceptionally strong construction with icebreaker bows specially built for Bering Sea.

Modernizations

1948: + 1 x 1 - 60/~12 mountain gun on deck

1949: - 1 x 1 - 60/~12

Naval service

She rammed an RN destroyer during her immigrant running days and had a 60mm mountain gun lashed to the deck during the 1948-49 war. Served in Israeli Navy as TS (mainmast and forward 76mm gun removed) and later as depot ship for MTBs.