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NAVY OF VENEZUELA (VENEZUELA)

ESCORTS

ALMIRANTE CLEMENTE frigates (1956-1957)

Almirante Clemente 1960

Almirante Brión 1975

Almirante Clemente 2005

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Almirante Clemente D12, 1975- F11, 1986- GC11 Ansaldo, Livorno, Italy 5/5/1954 12/12/1954 4/12/1956 Coast Guard 3/1986, stricken 2011
General Flores D13 Ansaldo, Livorno, Italy 5/5/1954 12/12/1954 1956 stricken 1978
General Moran D22, 1976- F12, 1986- GC12 Ansaldo, Livorno, Italy 5/5/1954 12/12/1954 10/1/1957 Coast Guard 3/1986, stricken 2009
Almirante Brión D23 Ansaldo, Livorno, Italy 12/12/1954 4/9/1955 1957 stricken 1978
General Austria D32 Ansaldo, Livorno, Italy 12/12/1954 15/7/1956 1957 stricken 1976
Almirante García D33 Ansaldo, Livorno, Italy 12/12/1954 12/10/1956 1957 stricken 1977

 

Displacement standard, t

1300

Displacement full, t

1500

Length, m

99.1

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.40 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Ansaldo-Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Ansaldo-Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

24000

Max speed, kts

34

Fuel, t

oil 350

Endurance, nm(kts)

3500(15)

Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors

SPS-6, SPS-10, SPG-34 radars, SQS-4 sonar

Complement

162

Ship project history: This class suffered from many problems, primarily due to their light construction. Ships were air conditioned in living and command spaces. Original 4'' main battery was fully automatic and radar controlled. Originally ships of class were rated as light destroyers, after rebuilding two ships were reclassified as frigates.

Modernizations: 1962, Almirante Brión, General Austria, Almirante García: - 2 x 2 - 40/60, 4 x 2 - 20/70; + 2 x 2 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors 64, 1 x 1 - 305 Menon ASWRL

(1968-1975), Almirante Clemente; (1968-1976), General Moran: were completely re-engined and rearmed: 2 GMT 16-645E7CA diesels, 6000hp, 22kts, 350t of diesel oil, 3500(15)nm; 2 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 1 x 2 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors Compact, 2 x 3 - 324 TT; Decca 1226, AWS-2, RTN-10X radars, MS-26 sonar

Naval service: No significant events.

General Austria 1972

Almirante Clemente 2001

Ivan Gogin, 2016