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Geniere 1972  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Lanciere (ex-Taylor) D560   Bath Iron Wks, USA 8/1941 7.6.1942 8/1942 // 2.7.1969 cannibalized 1.1971
Fante (ex-Walker) D561   Bath Iron Wks, USA 8/1942 31.1.1943 4/1943 // 2.7.1969 stricken 1977
Geniere (ex-Prichett) D555   Seattle-Tacoma, Seattle, USA 7/1942 31.7.1943 1/1944 // 17.1.1970 stricken 1975


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2325

Displacement full, t

D560, 561: 2950

D555: 3005

Length, m

D560, 561: 112.5 wl 114.8 oa

D555: 112.5 wl 114.7 oa

Breadth, m

12.1

Draught, m

D560, 561: 5.50 max

D555: 4.19 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets General Electric geared steam turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kts

D560, 561: 35

D555: 38

Fuel, t

oil 492

Endurance, nm(kts)6500 (15)
Armament

D560, 561: 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 2 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 4 x 1 - 533 TT, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 15 ASWRL

D555: 4 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 3 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 7 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 6 DCT, 2 DCR (56)

Electronic equipment

SPS-6, SPS-10, Mk 25 radars, SQS-4 sonar

Complement

D560, 561: 250

D555: 273



Standard scale images


<i>Geniere </i>1970
Geniere 1970
<i>Fante</i> 1970
Fante 1970


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<i>Geniere</i> 1972  
Geniere 1972  


Project history

USN destroyers of Fletcher class. Lanciere and Fante were DDE conversions, Geniere was 4-gun Fletcher. Weapon Alfa ASW launcher and quintuple TT were removed before transfer.

Modernizations

None.