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MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFT

BANGKEO coastal minesweepers (1963-1965)

Bangkeo 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
ลาดหญ้า <Ladya> 5, 1992- 635 Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA     12/1963 stricken 1995
บางแก้ว <Bangkeo> 6, 1992- 612 Dorchester SB, Camden, USA     7/1965 in service (2015)
ท่าดินแดง <Ta Din Daeng> 7 Tacoma BB, USA   11/4/1964 8/1965 stricken 1992
ดอนเจดีย์ <Don Chedi> 8, 1992- 613 Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA     9/1965 in service (2015)

 

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

4 General Motors 6-71 diesels

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

13

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-1D sonar

Complement

43

Ship project history: Former US Bluebird class coastal minesweepers. Wooden hull.

Modernizations: 1987-1988, all: - 1 x 2 - 20/70, SPS-53 radar; + 1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, Decca TM707 radar

Naval service: No significant events.

Ta Din Daeng 1978

Ivan Gogin, 2015