Agile-class minesweeper

RBJ
1 year ago
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Builder:
Completed:
93
Cancelled:
1
Commissioned:
Complement:
77
Displacement:
867 t
Length:
52 m
Beam:
11 m
Propulsion:
  • 4 * Four Packard ID1700 diesel engines, 2,280 bhp (1,800 kW)
  • 2 * shafts
  • 2 * controllable pitch propellers
Speed:
14 knots
Electronics:

AN/UQS-1 mine hunting sonar (later on several units SQQ-14)

Armament:
  • 1 * Bofors 40 mm gun
  • 2 * .50 cal (12.7 mm) twin machine guns

The Agile-class minesweepers are a class of US-built ocean-going minesweepers. 58 ships were built for the United States Navy, 35 ships were built for the allied NATO navies of Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. 13 ships were later transferred to Belgium, Spain, Taiwan, the Philippines and Uruguay.

There is some confusion on how to name this class. The class is often described as the Aggressive-class, as USS Aggressive (MSO-422) was the first ship to be commissioned. Sometimes four ships are a Dash-class subclass, although all ships are of the same design.

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