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River Class Destroyer Escort
Type 12 Anti-Submarine frigate

NamePennantCommissionPaid OffFate
Parramatta (III)DE 46 14 Jul 196111 Jan 1991
Yarra DE 47 27 Jul 1961 22 Nov 1985
Stuart (II)DE 48 28 Jun 1963 1991
DerwentDE 49
[F22, DE22]
30 Apr 196408 Aug 1994 Sunk as Dive Wreck. 21/12/94
Swan (III)DE 50 20 Jan 1970 Nov 1996 Sunk as Dive Wreck 1999
Torrens (II) DE 53 19 Jan 19711998 Sunk during SINKEX Jun 1999 by torpedo from HMAS Farncomb

RNType '12' WhitbyType 12 Leander
RAN Parramatta (III)
YARRA
STUART
and
Derwent
Swan (III)
Torrens (II)
Displacement 2,700 tons 2100 tons
Length 370 feet 372 feet
Beam 41 feet 41 feet
Draught 15 feet 15 feet
Armament
  • 2 x 4.5-inch guns
  • Triple barrelled anti-submarine mortar
  • Weapon systems: Seacat anti-air missile system
  • Ikara anti-submarine missile system
  • 2 x 4.5-inch guns, controlled by M22 Gun Fire Control System;
  • Seacat Guided Missile System;
  • Ikara Anti-submarine Missile System;
  • 2 triple-barrel Anti-submarine Torpedo Tubes; (added in 1984)
  • 1 triple-barrel Anti-submarine Mortar (removed in 1984).
Main Machinery
  • Babcock & Wilcox geared turbines
  • Remote controlled boilers and geared steam turbines (two shafts)
Horsepower 30,000 shp 30,000 shp
Speed 30 knots 30 knots
Range 4500 miles at 12 knots
Complement 250 250



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