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|Tonnage||1250 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||299'6" by 37'6" by 8'5"
91.29m by 11.43m by 2.57m
|Maximum speed||19.5 knots|
|Armament||3x2 4"/45 DP guns (250 rounds per gun)
4x1 2pdr guns
4x1 0.30 Lewis machine guns
2 depth charge throwers
2 depth charge racks (40 depth charges)
||2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (4300
2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
||7500 nautical miles (13,900 km) at 15 knots
||Type 127 sonar
Type 285 radar?
||Light antiaircraft generally upgraded to 6x2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns by the end of the war.
The Black Swan class were intended to be general-purpose sloops, capable of both minesweeping, convoy escort, and coastal escort. They were somewhat larger than previous sloops, mostly to give them the machinery needed for enough speed to pursue surfaced submarines. They could quickly swap some of their minesweeping gear for additional depth charges or vice versa at their base. Designated as Convoy Escorts, they are regarded by Friedman (2006) as the most successful of the British wartime escort classes.
Many of those serving in the war against Japan were Royal Indian Navy units.
|Black Swan ||Arrived 1945-6 |
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