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DIOGO GOMES frigates (1943/1949)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Diogo Gomes (ex-Awe) 1956- F331   Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley, UK 5/1943 28.12.1943 4.1944 // 5.1949 auxiliary 10.1968
Nuno Tristão (ex-Avon) 1956- F332   Hill, Bristol, UK 1/1943 19.6.1943 9.1943 // 5.1949 discarded 1970


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1310 - 1460

Displacement full, t

1920 - 2180

Length, m

86.3 pp 91.8 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.61 - 3.89 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 646

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 102/40 CP Mk XXIII, 6 x 1 - 40/60 Mk VII, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (150)

Electronic equipment

type 271 or type 272, type 291 or type 277 radars, type 144 sonar

Complement

140



Standard scale images


<i>Diogo Gomes </i>1955
Diogo Gomes 1955


Project history

Former British 'River' class frigates.

Modernizations

1959, both: - 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 8 DCT, type 144 sonar; + 2 x 3 - 305 Squid MK 4 ASWRL (between fore 102mm gun and the bridge, gun was moved fwd), type 147 sonar

Naval service

No significant events.