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PHILIPPINE NAVY (PHILIPPINES)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

ZAMBALES coastal minesweepers (1956)

Zambales 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Zambales M55, 1965- PM55 Bellingham SY, USA     7/3/1956 stricken 1979
Zamboanga del Norte M56, 1965- PM56 Bellingham SY, USA     23/4/1956 stricken 1979

 

Displacement light, 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 General Motors 8-268A diesels

Power, h. p.

880

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

2500(10)

Armament

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

Sensors

SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39

 

Ship project history: USN Bluebird class minesweepers built under MAP. Wooden hull with non-magnetic metal fittings.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Zambales 1969

Ivan Gogin, 2016