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PHOSAMTON ocean minesweeper (1945/1947)


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Phosamton 2002

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
ย้นหฟทะนื [Phosamton] (ex-Minstrel) 1, 1992- 415, 2002- 611   Redfern, Toronto, Canada 6/1944 5/10/1944 6/1945 // 4/1947 TS 1984, stricken 2017


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1040

Displacement full, t

1335

Length, m

68.6

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.28 deep load (3.99 by screws)

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

oil 235

Endurance, nm(kts)

10000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/45 HA Mk III, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk VII, 2 DCT, 2 DCR, mechanical, magnetic, acoustic minesweeping gear

Electronic equipmenttype 271 or type 272, type 291 (some) radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

138



Standard scale images


<i>Phosampton </i>1960
Phosampton 1960


Graphics


<i>Phosamton</i> 2002
Phosamton 2002


Ship project history


Former British Algerine class fleet minesweeper.

Modernizations


1966: - 1 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 2 DCT

1984: new armament and sensors consisted of 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, Raytheon 1500B Pathfinder radar

Naval service


No significant events.