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ROMANIAN NAVY (ROMANIA)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

DEMOCRAȚIA minesweepers (1954-1956)

Democratia 1955

Democrația 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Democrația, 1993- Vice-Amiral Mihai Gavrilescu 13 Santieri Galati, Galatz 1943 1943 1954 stricken 2001
Descătușarea, 1993- Vice-Amiral Ioan Balanescu 14 Santieri Galati, Galatz 1943 1943 1954 stricken 2001
Desrobiriea, 1993- Vice-Amiral Emil Grescescu 15 Santieri Galati, Galatz 1943 1943 1955 stricken 2001
Dreptatia, 1993- Vice-Amiral Ioan Georgescu 16 Santieri Galati, Galatz 1943 1943 1956 stricken 2000

 

Displacement standard, t

543

Displacement full, t

775

Length, m

57.6 wl 62.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.90

Draught, m

2.62 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE with exhaust turbine, 2 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

2615

Max speed, kts

17.2

Fuel, t

oil 156

Endurance, nm(kts) 4000(10)

Armament

3 x 2 - 37/70 V-11, 2 x 2 - 14.5/93, 2 DCT, 50 mines, mechanical sweeping gear

Sensors Don radar, Tamir-11 sonar

Complement

68 - 75

Ship project history: In 1944 in Galatz there was begun a building of four minesweepers of German M1940 type. Ships were commissioned only in 1953-1955 as minesweepers-escorts.

Modernizations: 1976-1983, all: VTE were replaced by 2 6KVD43A diesels (2400hp, 17kts, 156t of diesel oil); - 1 x 2 - 37/70; + 2 x 4 Strela-2 SAM launchers, 1 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 2 x 5 - 252 RBU-1200 DCT (40)

Naval service: In 1993 ships were re-rated as corvettes.

Vice-Amiral Mihai Gavrilescu 1995

Ivan Gogin, 2009-16