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PLEJAD fast attack craft (torpedo) (1954-1957)

Plejad 1970

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Plejad T102   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   21/11/1953 5/1954 stricken 7/1977
Polaris T103   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   18/1/1954 6/1954 stricken 7/1977
Pollux T104   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   3/3/1954 10/1954 stricken 7/1977
Regulus T105   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   15/4/1954 10/1954 stricken 7/1977
Rigel T106   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   16/6/1954 10/1954 stricken 7/1977
Aldebaran T107   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   16/8/1954 1/1955 stricken 7/1981
Altair T108   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   24/5/1956 12/1957 stricken 7/1977
Antares T109   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   14/8/1956 12/1956 stricken 7/1977
Arcturus T110   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   5/11/1956 4/1957 stricken 7/1981
Argo T111   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   18/1/1957 6/1957 stricken 7/1977
Astrea T112   Lürssen - Örlogsvarv Karlskrona   15/3/1957 8/1957 stricken 7/1981

 

Displacement standard, t

155

Displacement full, t

170

Length, m

45.2 wl 48.0 oa

Breadth, m

5.80

Draught, m

1.60

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Mercedes MB518 diesels

Power, h. p.

7500

Max speed, kts

33

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 600(30)

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/70 M48, 6 - 533 TT, 4 x 1 - 103 RFL, 1 x 12 - 57 RFL

Sensors Scanter 009 radar
Complement

33

Ship project history: New class of large torpedo craft, development of Perseus. Could be fitted as minelayers if TT removed.

Modernizations: 1964, Antares, Arcturus, Argo, Astrea; 1965, Aldebaran, Altair; 1970, Polaris; 1971, Pollux, Rigel; 1972, Plejad, Regulus: diesels were converted to MB518/3 (9000hp, 37.5kts)

Naval service: No significant events.

Argo 1971

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