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REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM NAVY (SOUTH VIETNAM)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

HÀM TỪ II coastal minesweepers (1959-1960)

Hàm Tử  II 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Hàm Tử II HQ114 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA     7/1959 deleted 1974
Chương Dương II HQ115 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA     12/1959 deleted 1974
Bạch Đằng II HQ116 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA     2/1960 wrecked 9/10/1970

 

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

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

12.5

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-1 sonar

Complement

39

Ship project history: US Bluebird class, transferred to South Vietnam under MAP.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Bạch Đằng II grounded 9/10/1970, was stripped and destroyed.

Chương Dương II 1971

Ivan Gogin, 2016