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MIVTAKH frigates (1944/1949-1952)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
מבטח [Mivtakh] (ex-Orkney) K28   Canadian Yarrow, Esquimalt, Canada 5.1943 18.9.1943 4.1944 // 20.4.1949 to Sri Lanka 1959 (මහසෙන් [Mahasena])
משגב [Misgav] (ex-Strathadam) K30   Canadian Yarrow, Esquimalt, Canada 12.1943 20.3.1944 9.1944 // 2.1950 sunk as target 1970
מזנק [Misnak] (ex-Hallowell) K32   Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada 11.1943 28.3.1944 8.1944 // 1952 to Sri Lanka 1959 (ගජබාහු [Gajabahu])


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1460

Displacement full, t

2180

Length, m

86.3 pp 91.8 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.89 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 646

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 1 x 1 - 76/40 HA/LA Mk 9, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 5, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (150)

Electronic equipment

SU radar, type 144 sonar

Complement

140



Standard scale images


<i>Mivtakh </i>1955
Mivtakh 1955


Project history

Ex-Canadian frigates sold to mercantile service in 1945-1947, from which the Israeli Navy acquired them.

Modernizations

1956, Misgav: + 1 x 1 - 102/45 Mk 20

Naval service

No significant events.