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1.  CACHEU corvette (1941/1965)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cacheu (ex-Comandante Almeida Carvalho, ex-Fort York) F470   Dufferin, Toronto, Canada 2.1941 24.8.1941 2/1942 // 1965 discarded 1971


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

656 - 688

Displacement full, t

825 - 875

Length, m

54.9

Breadth, m

8.69

Draught, m

2.97 - 3.12 deep load (3.56 - 3.73 by screws)

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 150

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/45 Mk 4, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement

60 - 87



Standard scale images


<i>Caheu </i>1965
Caheu 1965


Project history

The Bangor class fleet minesweepers Caraquet and Fort York were built in Canada in 1941 and served in the Royal Navy before being sold to Portuguese Navy in 1946 and 1950 respectively and renamed Almirante Lacerda (A525) and Comandante Almeida Carvalho (A527). Both were originally employed as survey ships, but in 1965 Carvalho was renamed Cacheu and reclassified as a corvette.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.