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Noce 1979

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Modification
Abete M5501   Burger Boat, Manitowoc, USA     13.1.1953 discarded 1977 Abete batch
Acacia M5502   Lake Union, Seattle, USA     4.8.1953 discarded 1974 Abete batch
Betulla M5503   Burger Boat, Manitowoc, USA     6.7.1953 discarded 1974 Abete batch
Castagno M5504   Grebe, Chicago, USA   2.2.1954 6.7.1955 minehunter 1982, to Greece 10.1995 (Ερατώ [Erato]) Abete batch
Cedro M5505   Berg, Blaine, USA     26.10.1954 minehunter 1980, discarded 1993 Abete batch
Cillegio M5506   Lake Union, Seattle, USA     4.8.1953 discarded 1974 Abete batch
Faggio M5507   Lake Union, Seattle, USA     15.9.1953 discarded 1980 Abete batch
Frassino M5508   Berg, Blaine, USA     23.10.1953 minehunter 1982, discarded 11.1992 Abete batch
Gelso M5509   Grebe, Chicago, USA     29.12.1953 minehunter 1982, to Greece 10.1995 (Ευνίκη [Evniki]) Abete batch
Larice M5510   Lake Union, Seattle, USA     29.12.1953 discarded 6.1988 Abete batch
Noce M5511   Berg, Blaine, USA     6.5.1954 discarded 1983 Abete batch
Olmo M5512   Belllingham SY, USA     30.3.1954 discarded 1983 Abete batch
Ontano M5513   Grebe, Chicago, USA     26.10.1954 discarded 1980 Abete batch
Pino M5514   Bellingham SY, USA     13.5.1954 discarded 1980 Abete batch
Pioppo M5515   Bellingham SY, USA     30.6.1954 survey vessel 1973 Abete batch
Platano M5516   Bellingham SY, USA     9.9.1954 minehunter 1978, discarded 9.1995 Abete batch
Quercia M5517   Bellingham SY, USA     4.11.1954 discarded 1981 Abete batch
Mandorlo M5519   Tacoma Boatbuilding, USA     16.12.1960 minehunter 1975, discarded 11.1993 Mandorlo batch
Bambù M5521, 1988- P495   CRDA, Monfalcone     8.9.1956 patrol ship 1988, discarded 2000 Bambù batch
Ebano M5522   CRDA, Monfalcone     8.11.1956 discarded 1982 Bambù batch
Mango M5523, 1988- P496   CRDA, Monfalcone     5.12.1956 minehunter 1981, patrol ship 1988, discarded 1996 Bambù batch
Mogano M5524, 1988- P497   CRDA, Monfalcone     9.1.1957 patrol ship 1988, discarded 1998 Bambù batch
Palma M5525, 1988- P498   CRDA, Monfalcone     1.3.1957 minehunter 1981, patrol ship 1988, discarded 1.2003 Bambù batch
Rovere M5526   CRDA, Monfalcone     1.3.1957 discarded 1974 Bambù batch
Sandalo M5527   CRDA, Monfalcone     17.4.1957 discarded 10.1988 Bambù batch
Agave M5531   CRDA, Monfalcone   27.6.1955 1955 discarded 9.1990 Agave batch
Alloro M5532   CRDA, Monfalcone   11.7.1955 1955 TS A5308 1986, discarded 8.1992 Agave batch
Edera M5533   CRDA, Monfalcone   25.7.1955 1955 discarded 1987 Agave batch
Gaggia M5534   Baglietto, Varazze   15.12.1955 1956 discarded 1980 Agave batch
Gelsomino M5535   Baglietto, Varazze   5.3.1955 1955 discarded 1982 Agave batch
Giaggiolo M5536   Picchiotti, Viareggio   29.1.1956 1956 discarded 11.1990 Agave batch
Glicine M5537   Picchiotti, Viareggio   25.5.1956 1956 discarded 1980 Agave batch
Loto M5538   Celli, Venezia   19.12.1956 1957 minehunter 1979, discarded 10.1992 Agave batch
Mirto M5539   Breda, Marghera   29.11.1954 1955 survey vessel 1973 Agave batch
Timo M5540   Costaguta, Voltri   19.12.1955 1956 discarded 1991 Agave batch
Trifoglio M5541   CN Taranto   20.5.1955 1955 discarded 1981 Agave batch
Vischio M5542   Cantiere Mediterraneo, Pietra Ligure   20.5.1956 1956 discarded 1991 Agave batch


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

360

Displacement full, t

400

Length, m

42.1 wl 44.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

diesel oil 28

Endurance, nm(kts)

2500(10)

Armament

1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, mechanical, acoustic, magnetic minesweeping gear

Electronic equipment

SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39



Standard scale images


<i>Abete </i>1955
Abete 1955
<i>Agave </i>1979
Agave 1979
<i>Bambù </i>1970
Bambù 1970


Graphics


<i>Noce </i>1979
Noce 1979


Project history

USN Adjutant class coastal minesweepers. Early ships were built by US shipyards, later by Italian builders.

Modernizations

1975, Mandorlo; 1979, Loto; 1978, Platano; 1980, Cedro; 1981, Mango, Palma; 1982, Castagno, Frassino, Gelso: were converted to minehunters; - minesweeping gear; + equipment for divers

1970s, all: - SPS-53 radar; + BX-732 or 3ST7/DG radar

1988, P495 - 498: were armed only with 1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24

Naval service

No significant events.