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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

PONTA DELGADA minesweepers (1953-1954)

Ponta Delgada 1963

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ponta Delgada M405 Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA     6/1953 discarded 1973
Horta M406 Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA     6/1953 discarded 1976
Angra do Heroísmo M407 Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA     8/1953 discarded 1973
Vila do Porto M408 Davis, Solomons, USA     9/1953 discarded 1976
Santa Cruz M409 Davis, Solomons, USA     2/1954 discarded 1975
Velas M410 Stowman, Dorchester, USA     4/1954 discarded 1976
Lajes M411 Stowman, Dorchester, USA     8/1954 discarded 1975

 

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

General Motors 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 Adjutant class. Ponta Delgada was laid down as Adjutant, lead ship of the class. Wooden hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Horta 1971

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