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PEDRO NUNES sloops (1935-1937)


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Pedro Nunes 1950

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Pedro Nunes     ER de Lisboa 1930 17/3/1934 4/1935 survey vessel 1956
João de Lisboa (ex-Infante D. Henrique) 1956- F477   ER de Lisboa 1930 21/5/1936 8/1937 survey vessel 1961


Technical data


Displacement standard, t960
Displacement full, t1220
Length, m

68.0 pp 71.4 oa

Breadth, m

9.98

Draught, m

2.84

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MAN diesels

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 126

Endurance, nm(kts)8000(10)
Armament2 x 1 - 120/50 Vickers-Armstrong Mk G, 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 2/3/5, 4 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 2 DCR
Complement

138



Standard scale images


<i>Pedro Nunes</i> 1935
Pedro Nunes 1935


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<i>Pedro Nunes </i>1950
Pedro Nunes 1950


Ship project history


Colonial sloops, officially rated as 2nd class avisos, Portuguese design. They had original flush-deck hull and MAN diesels as main machinery.

Modernizations


1944, both: - 2 x 1 - 76/50, 4 x 1 - 40/39; + 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 DCT, presumably sonar

1950s, both: - 4 x 1 - 20/70; + 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, radar

Naval service


Both ships were converted to survey vessels, Pedro Nunes was finally discarded in 1976 and João de Lisboa in 1966.