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ÁLVARES CABRAL frigates (1945-1949/1959-1961)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Álvares Cabral (ex-Burghead Bay) F336   Hill, Bristol, UK 9/1944 3.3.1945 9.1945 // 4.1959 discarded 1971
Pacheco Pereira (ex-Bigbury Bay) F337   Hall Russell, Aberdeen, UK 5/1944 16.11.1944 7.1945 // 4.1959 discarded 1970
Vasco da Gama (ex-Mounts Bay) F478   Pickersgill, Sunderland / Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 10/1944 8.6.1945 4/1946 // 5.1961 discarded 1971
D. Francisco de Almeida (ex-Morecambe Bay) F479   Pickersgill, Sunderland / White, Cowes, UK 3/1944 1.11.1944 2.1949 // 5.1961 discarded 1970


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1600

Displacement full, t

2420

Length, m

87.2 pp 93.7 oa

Breadth, m

11.8

Draught, m

3.89 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

oil 730

Endurance, nm(kts)

7000(15)

Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (50)

Electronic equipment

2x type 282, type 271 or type 291, type 285, type 293 radars, type 144 sonar

Complement

177



Standard scale images


<i>Álvares Cabral </i>1965
Álvares Cabral 1965


Project history

Former British 'Bay' class AA frigates.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.