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PRINCIPE patrol craft (1944-1945/1948)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Flores (ex-PC812), 1956- Príncipe 1956- P581   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 11.1943 11.2.1944 5.1945 // 1948 discarded 1968
Madeira (ex-PC811) 1956- P582   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 11.1943 18.12.1943 4.1945 // 1948 discarded 1968
Santiago (ex-PC1257) 1956- P583   Luders Marine, Stamford, USA 11.1943 23.7.1944 12.1944 // 1948 discarded 1967
Sal (ex-PC809) 1956- P584   Commercial Iron Wks, Portland, USA 10.1943 4.12.1943 3.1945 // 1948 discarded 1969
São Tomé (ex-PC1256) 1956- P585   Luders Marine, Stamford, USA 10.1943 21.5.1944 10.1944 // 1948 discarded 1969
São Vicente (ex-PC1259) 1956- P586   Luders Marine, Stamford, USA 1.1944 7.10.1944 3.1945 // 1948 discarded 1969


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

414

Displacement full, t

463

Length, m

51.8 wl 52.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.06

Draught, m

3.30 full load

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, tdiesel oil 49
Endurance, nm(kts)3000 (12)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap Mk 20 ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

Electronic equipment

SF or SO or SU radar, QHA sonar

Complement65


Standard scale images


<i>Principe </i>1955
Principe 1955


Project history

Purchased by Portugal in 1948 under MDAP.

Modernizations

1957, all: - 1 x 1 - 76/50, 2 x 4 - 178 Mousetrap ASWRL, 2 DCR; + 1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10 ASWRL, 2 DCT

Naval service

No significant events.