20 years after her sinking, we feature unique views of HMCS Cape Breton, the Royal Canadian Navy’s Cape class maintenance ship, and the second last of the whole group of 320 wartime Park/Fort class merchant ships built in Canada. For a history of Park/Fort ships, which are Canadian-built ships designed along the similar lines as … Continue reading “The Last of a Great Fleet of Ships Part 2: HMCS Cape Breton”
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On the 76th anniversary of her commissioning, we profile the career and end of HMS Rame Head, the last of any version of the vital wartime built Canadian Park and Fort class merchant ships known to exist.
Where have all the three-decker line-of-battleships gone? A visual history of these massive floating fortresses, and views of all remaining first rate ships of the line!
Mine Warfare Ships Return to Monitors Hunt Class LOA 196′ TDISP 750 tons (13 built, 6 active with RN, 3 active with Greece and Lithuania, 1 Greek ship sunk, service since 1981) HMS Brecon M-29 (1979-2005) transferred 2008 to become the static training ship at HMS Raleigh. Moored off Jupiter Point. Sandown Class LOA 172′ … Continue reading “Royal Navy – Mine Warfare Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines Bahrain – FPB 62 Lurssen corvette design LOA 207′ TDISP 650 tons (2 active, service since 1987) Bahrain – TNC 45 Lurssen FAC-missile design LOA 147′ TDISP 265 tons (4 active, service since 1984) Bahrain – FPB 38 Lurssen FAC-Gun LOA 126′ TDISP 210 (2 active, service since … Continue reading “Small Navies of the World – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Mine Warfare Ships Return to Corvettes and Patrol Ships Koster/Landsort class LOA 156′ TDISP 360 tons. Landsort’s are the original, non-upgraded class, 2 of which were decommissioned 2008. (7 Koster upgrades, 2 retired “Landsort”, service since 1984) Styrsö class LOA 118′ TDISP 205 tons (4 active, service since 1996) 2 units converted to Diving Support … Continue reading “Swedish Navy – Mine Warfare Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines Visby class LOA 239′ TDISP 640 tons (5 active, service since 2002) HSwMS Nyköping K-34 (2015) AND HSwMS Karlstad K-35 (2015) HSwMS Carlskrona P-04 (1982) LOA 347′ TDISP 3,100 tons. Originally built as a minelayer. Now used for patrol and long voyages. Göteborg class LOA 187′ TDISP 425 … Continue reading “Swedish Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines ORP Kaszub 240 Project 620 (1987) LOA 270′ TDISP 1,200 tons ORP Slazak Meko 100 class (2019) LOA 312′ TDISP 2,000 tons. Originally to have been the lead ship of the Gawron class of 7 corvettes, to be built in Gdynia in the early 2000s. Remaining ships cancelled … Continue reading “Polish Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines ARC Almirante Tono CM-56 (2020) Pohang Class LOA 290′ TDISP 1,200 tons (1 active) [recent transfer, capture not yet located] ARC Nariño CM-55 (2014) LOA 256′ Donghae Class corvette TDISP 1,100 tons formerly ROKS Anyang PCC-755 (1983-2011) Ocean Patrol Vessels 20 de Julio class license built German design Fassmer OPV … Continue reading “Colombian Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Auxiliaries and Other Ships Return to Mine Warfare Ships Replenishment / Resupply SAS DrakensbergA-301 (1987) LOA 482′ TDISP 12,500 tons. Largest warship to be built in South Africa SAS Outeniqua A-302 (1992-2004) LOA 546′ TDISP 21,025 tons. Built in the Ukraine. Commercial service before and after South African naval service. Ice-breaking capability. Scrapped 2013. Hydrographic Survey … Continue reading “South African Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships”
Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships ARM Guanajuato C-07 LOA 259′ TDISP 1,300 tons (1936-ca.2001) gunboat/cañonero (corvette-sized) Museum ship Veracruz (originally 3 ships, designed to hold up to 250 troops and horses)
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Frigates Offshore Patrol Vessels Oaxaca class LOA 282′ TDISP 1,700 tons (8 active, 2 building, service since 2003) Durango Class LOA 268′ TDISP 1,400 tons (4 active, service since 2000) Sierra Class LOA 246′ TDISP 1,350 tons (3, 2 active, service since 1998) multiple overall length measurements suggest this … Continue reading “Mexican Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships HS Olympias (1987) Replica of an ancient Greek Trireme LOA 121′ TDISP 47 tons
Auxiliaries and Other Ships Return to Landing Ships Replenishment Oiler Akar Class LOA 476′ TDISP 19,040 tons (2 active since 1987) one unti, TCG Akar, is a tanker, while the other, later ship TCG Yarbay Kudret Güngör, is a logistics support vessel with different equipment and fuel mix. Salvage TCG Isin A-589 Diver Class Salvage … Continue reading “Turkish Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships”