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FR74 minesweeper (1918/1942)

FR74 1942

Names

FR74 (ex-Ch81, ex-C81, ex-SC386)

Builders

Matthews Boat, Port Clinton, USA

Commissioned

1918 // 12/1942: FR74

Losses

FR74 (6/5/1943)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

 

Displacement normal, t

75

Displacement full, t

85

Length, m

33.5

Breadth, m

4.50

Draught, m

1.70

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Standard petrol engines

Power, h. p.

660

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

petrol 9080 l
Endurance, nm (kts) 1000 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 1 DCT ("Y"-gun), sweeps

Complement 27

 

Ship project history: Former French submarine chaser, captured 8/12/1942 by Germans at Bizerta and transferred to Italians.

Modernizations: None.

Fate notes: FR74 was scuttled 6/5/1943 by Italian crew.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14