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HAWEA frigates (1944-1945/1948-1949)

Hawea 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Taupo (ex-Loch Shin) K421, 1950- F421 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 9/1943 23/2/1944 10/1944 // 3/9/1948 sold 12/1961
Hawea (ex-Loch Eck) K422, 1950- F422 Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 10/1943 25/4/1944 11/1944 // 1/10/1948 sold 12/1965
Pukaki (ex-Loch Achanalt) K424, 1950- F424 Robb, Leith, UK 9/1943 23/3/1944 8/1944 // 3/9/1948 sold 9/1965
Kaniere (ex-Loch Achray) K426, 1950- F426 Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 12/1943 7/7/1944 2/1945 // 7/7/1948 sold 9/1966
Tutira (ex-Loch Morlich) K517, 1950- F517 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 7/1943 25/1/1944 8/1944 // 1/4/1949 sold 12/1961
Rotoiti (ex-Loch Katrine) K625, 1950- F625 Robb, Leith, UK 12/1943 21/8/1944 12/1944 // 7/7/1949 sold 9/1966

 

Displacement standard, t

1435

Displacement full, t

2260

Length, m

87.2 pp 93.6 oa

Breadth, m

11.8

Draught, m

3.76 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

oil 724

Endurance, nm(kts)

7000(15)

Armament

K421, 424, 426, 517, 625: 1 x 1 - 102/45 Mk XXIV, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 3 - 305 Squid ASWRL, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (15)

K422: 1 x 1 - 102/45 Mk XXIV, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk III, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VII, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 x 3 - 305 Squid ASWRL, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (15)

Sensors

type 277, 291 radars, sonars

Complement

114

Ship project history: Former RN 'Loch' class frigates.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2015