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ANTILOPE minesweeper (1944 / 1949)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
B1 (ex-M328), 1953- Antilope 1953- M5537, 6.1956- F540   Oderwerke, Stettin, Germany 6.1942 12.6.1943 8.1944 // 7.1949 discarded 1958


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

637

Displacement full, t

775

Length, m

57.6 wl 62.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.90

Draught, m

2.34 normal 2.82 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE with exhaust turbine, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

2615

Max speed, kts

17.2

Fuel, t

coal 156

Endurance, nm(kts)4000(10)
Armament

2 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32 or (1 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 1 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30), 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (42), 12 mines, mechanical, magnetic, acoustic minesweeping gear

Electronic equipmentS-Gerät sonar (presumably), GHG hydrophone
Complement

68 - 75



Standard scale images


<i>B1</i> 1949
B1 1949


Project history

Former German type 1940 minesweeper assigned to USN in 1947 and transferred to Italian Navy.

Modernizations

1956, as patrol ship: boilers were converted to oil; armament consisted of 1 x 1 - 100/47 OTO 1937, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 DCT, radar

Naval service

No significant events.