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DROM AFRIKHA I coastal minesweepers (1940s/1948)


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Drom Afrikha 1

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
1 דרום אפריקה [Drom Afrikha 1] Sh27         1940s // 1948 stricken early 1950s
2 דרום אפריקה [Drom Afrikha 2] Sh29         1940s // 1948 stricken early 1950s


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t

300

Length, m

40.0

Breadth, m

7.60

Draught, m

3.90

No of shafts1
Machinery

1 VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.500
Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t 
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 HA/LA Mk IX, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT

Electronic equipment

none

Complement 


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<i>Drom Afrikha 1</i>
Drom Afrikha 1


Project history

Minesweepers converted from whale-catcher hulls. Bought in South Africa.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.