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São Miguel 1953

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Modification
P2 (ex-Mangrove), 2.1946- Faial 1946- F, 1951- M410, 1956- M391   Ferguson, Glasgow, UK 8/1939 15.2.1940 4.1940 // 10.1943 to United Kingdom 6.1945 - 2.1946 (Mangrove), discarded 1967 Tree
Salvador Correia (ex-Saltarelo), 1961- Baldaque da Silva C, 1953- A522, 1961- A523   Robb, Leith, UK 1/1940 6.8.1940 10.1940 // 8.1946 to Angola 1961 Dance
P1 (ex-Bruray), 2.1946- São Miguel 2.1946- M, 1951- M403   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull, UK 2.1942 1.6.1942 12.1942 // 10.1943 to UK 7.1945 - 2.1946 (Bruray), discarded 1956 Isles
P3 (ex-Hayling), 6.1946- Terceira 6.1946- T, 1951- M402, 1956- M393   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull, UK 4.1942 17.8.1942 12.1942 // 10.1943 to UK 7.1945 - 6.1946 (Hayling), discarded 1957 Isles
P4 (ex-Whalsay), 6.1946- Santa Maria 6.1946- MR, 1951- M404, 1956- M392   Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull, UK 12.1941 4.4.1942 9.1942 // 10.1943 to UK 6.1945 - 6.1946 (Whalsay), stricken 4.1971 Isles
P7 (ex-Gruinard)     Crown, Sunderland, UK 4.1942 20.11.1942 3.1943 // 10.1943 to UK 9.1944 (Gruinard) Isles
P8 (ex-Eriskay)     Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley, UK 11.1941 28.8.1942 10.1942 // 10.1943 to UK 6.1944 (Eriskay) Isles
Baldaque da Silva (ex-Ruskholm), 1961- Salvador Correia A523, 1961- A522   Goole SB, UK 8.1941 4.2.1942 5.1942 // 9.1949 to Angola 1961 Isles


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

545

Displacement full, t770
Length, m50.0
Breadth, m8.43
Draught, m3.38 deep load
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 1 cylindrical boiler

Power, h. p.

850

Max speed, kts

12.25

Fuel, t

coal 183

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

"Tree": 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (30), mechanical minesweeping gear

"Dances": 1 x 1 - 102/45 BL Mk IX, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (30)

"Isles": 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (30), mechanical minesweeping gear

Electronic equipmenttype 271 (some), type 290 (some) radars, type 122 sonar
Complement

35 - 40



Standard scale images


<i>Faial </i>1960
Faial 1960
<i>Santa Maria </i>1970
Santa Maria 1970


Graphics


<i>São Miguel </i>1953
São Miguel 1953


Project history

British Admiralty trawlers of Isles, Dance and Tree classes, chartered by Portugal in October, 1943 (first 6), used as patrols, escorts and minesweepers.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

 In July, 1945 all 6 trawlers were returned to UK, but in 1946 four ships were redeemed by Portugueses and commissioned again under new names instead of number designations.