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JOÃO COUTINHO corvettes (1970-1971)


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Jacinto Cândido 1978

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
António Enes F471   Bazán, Cartagena, Spain 10.4.1968 16.8.1969 18.6.1971 stricken 2015
João Coutinho F475   Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany 24.12.1968 2.5.1969 7.3.1970 stricken 8.2014
Jacinto Cândido F476   Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany 10.2.1968 16.6.1969 10.6.1970 stricken 2015
General Pereira d'Eça F477   Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany 21.4.1969 26.7.1969 10.10.1970 retired 2009
Augusto Castilho F478   Bazán, Cartagena, Spain 15.10.1968 5.7.1969 14.11.1970 retired 2004
Honório Barreto F485   Bazán, Cartagena, Spain 20.2.1968 11.4.1970 15.4.1971 retired 2003


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1252

Displacement full, t

1401

Length, m

81.00 pp 84.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.3

Draught, m

3.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 OEW-Pielstick 12PC2 V280 diesels

Power, h. p.

10560

Max speed, kts

24.4

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

5000(18)

Armament

1 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10 ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR, helicopter deck for light helicopter

Military load34 marines
Electronic equipmentMLA-1B, Decca TM626, SPG-34 radars, QCU-2 sonar
Complement

93



Standard scale images


<i>João Coutinho </i>1975
João Coutinho 1975


Graphics


<i>António Enes </i>1994  
António Enes 1994  
<i>Jacinto Cândido </i>1978
Jacinto Cândido 1978


Project history

Design of Blohm & Voss. They were relatively cheap ad sparsely equipped light frigates, which could be acquired by Portugal in sufficient numbers to replace the old second-class sloops, corvettes and gunboats. Their chief function until 1975 was patrolling off Portuguese colonies.

Modernizations

1987, all: - 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR, MLA-1B, Decca TM626 radars, QCU-2 sonar; + Kelvin-Hughes surface search radar, Decca RM1226C radar

1994, all: - SPG-34 radar

Naval service

No significant events.