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JAN VAN RIEBEECK destroyers (1944/1950-1953)

Jan Van Riebeeck  1955

Jan Van Riebeeck 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Jan Van Riebeeck (ex-Wessex) D278 Fairfield, Govan, UK 10/1942 2/9/1943 5/1944 // 3/1950 discarded 1978
Simon Van der Stel (ex-Whelp) D237 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn, UK 5/1942 3/6/1943 4/1944 // 2/1953 discarded 1976

  

Displacement standard, t

1810

Displacement full, t

2545

Length, m

103.5 pp 110.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

Draught, m

4.32 - 4.37 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kn

36.75

Fuel, t

oil 588

Endurance, nm(kts) 4675(20)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/45 CP Mk 22, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk 7, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 5, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (130 DC)

Sensors

type 275, 277, 282, 291 radars, type 123, 127 sonars

Complement

225

Ship project history: Former British 'W' class destroters.

Modernizations: 1964, Simon Van der Stel; 1966, Jan van Riebeeck: were converted to Type 16 frigates with data as follows:

Displacement standard, t

2105

Displacement full, t

2750

Length, m

103.5 pp 109.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.9

Draught, m

5.20 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kn

36.75

Endurance, nm (kts)

1700 (20)

Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Mk 1 (saluting), 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 1 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 2 DCR, 2 helicopters (Wasp)

Sensors

type 293, 974, NA9C radars, type 170, 174P sonars

Complement

192

Naval service: These ships were rated as destroyers also after conversion.

Jan Van Riebeeck 1971

Ivan Gogin, 2016