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Altair 1949

Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

L1 Altair (ex-ML...)

L2 Belatrix (ex-ML...)

L3 Canopus (ex-ML...)

L4 Deneb (ex-ML...)

L5 Espiga (ex-ML...)

L6 Fomalhaut (ex-ML...)

UK: L1 Altair, L2 Belatrix, L3 Canopus, L4 Deneb, L5 Espiga, L6 Fomalhaut

1942 - 1944 // 1946: L1 Altair, L2 Belatrix, L3 Canopus, L4 Deneb, L5 Espiga, L6 Fomalhaut

None

None

1951: L2 Belatrix

1955: L1 Altair

1959: L3 Canopus, L4 Deneb, L5 Espiga, L6 Fomalhaut



Technical data


Displacement standard, t

75.5

Displacement full, t85.6
Length, m34.8
Breadth, m5.59
Draught, m1.45 deep load
No of shafts2
Machinery

2 Hall-Scott petrol engines

Power, h. p.1200
Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

petrol 10500 l

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 1 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon, 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon, 2 x 2 - 7.7/94, 2 DCT (6), 14 DC or 8 - 9 mines

Electronic equipment

type 291U or type 293 radar, type 134 sonar

Complement16


Standard scale images


<i>Albatros</i> 1946
Albatros 1946


Graphics


<i>Altair </i> 1949
Altair 1949


Project history

Fairmile B type motor launches, purchased from Royal Navy. 

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

In early 1950s all survived launches were converted to rescue duty.

1949