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PORTUGUESE NAVY (PORTUGAL)

COASTAL FORCES

ANTARES patrols (1959-1962)

Antares 1965

Names

P360 Antares

Vega

Sirius

P369 Regulus

Builders

James Taylor, Shoreham, UK: Antares, Vega, Sirius

Navalis, Lisboa: Regulus

Completed

1959: Antares, Vega, Sirius

1/1962: Regulus

Losses

Sirius (12/1961), Vega (12/1961)

Transfers

Mozambique, 1975: Antares

Discarding

1975: Regulus

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

18

Length, m

15.7 wl 17.1 oa

Breadth, m

4.64

Draught, m

1.22

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Cummins diesels

Power, h. p.

460

Max speed, kts

18.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Sensors None

Complement

7

Ship project history: Resinglass fibre moulding hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Sirius and Vega were sunk by Indian forces during the invasion and annexation of Goa in 1961.

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