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     F47Danae      

Photo byMarch 1977. The Mediterranean Sea. Photo from the archives of A. Andreev.

Country: United Kingdom.
Class, [Type]: Leander, [FF].

Builder: Devonport Dockyard, U.K.
Launch date: 31 October 1965.
Commission date: 10 October 1967.
Decommission date: 1991.

Displacement ( tons ): 2450 standard, 2860 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 109,5 x 12,5 x 5,5.
Main machinery: 2 x geared turbines ( 30000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 30.
Complement: 251 ( 24 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 2 Mk6 115mm, 2 x 1 40mm Bofors.
Missiles: SSM: 4 x 1 MM38 Exocet; SAM: 2 x 4 Sea Cat ( 60 missiles ).
A/S weapons: 1 x 3 Mk10 Limbo AS mortar; 1 x 2 Ikara ( Anti submarine missile Launcher ).

Radars: Air: Type 965; Air/Surface: Type 993; Navigation: Type 975; Fire Control: MRS-3.
Sonars: Type 2031.
Helicopters: 1 x Wasp ASW.
Comment: Sold to Ecuadorian Navy. Renamed Moran Valverde ( FM-02 ).

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1972

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