P641

P641 , Builder: Societe Anonyme des Amiens Chantiers Dubigeon, France , Owner: US navy as PC1610 , Construction started 1953 , Launch date May 31, 1954 , Commissioned: July 21, 1955 as P641 , Decommissioned: July, 1975 and returned to USN , Specs: Length: 173′-53 m , Beam: 23′- 6.5 m , Draft: 10′ 10″- 3 m , Displacement: 402 ton , Fuel: 70 ton , Water: 15 ton , Max Speed 18.7 knots – 40 km/h original , now 30 km/h , Crew: 63 , Armament 2x 40 mm Bofors anti aircraft gun , Both currently mounted 2x 20 mm Oerlikon anti aircraft gun , We are trying to obtain , 2x Oerlikon 20mm 1x Hedgehog rocket launcher MK 15 on the bow. Currently removed , 2x Depth charge rack on stern , Currently removed but there are plans to rebuild , 4x Depth charge launchers ( K-guns) , Currently removed but plan to rebuild , Propulsion 4x 14 cilinder SEMT Pielstick diesel engines 875 [email protected] each , ( Max for 1 hour 975 [email protected] rpm Two removed in 1977 , Aux power 2x 6 cilinder GM 671 driving a 115 VDC generator at 70 kW each , 1x 2 cilinder Deutz 912 15 kVA 380 Volts 50 Hz , Construction 6 mm steel, keel section 8 mm. Engine foundation 10 mm , Superstruction all aluminium except mast and foundation for 40 mm Bofors.

Faith

Sold for scrapping 1977 to Rotterdam The Netherlands. Two main engines removed and anchor gear. In 1978 the boy’s scouts of Haarlem bought the ship as a replacement for there WW2 wooden minesweeper Putten. In 1984 able to run main engines and until 2001 50 voyages on the North Sea under taken. In 2001 again replaced and sold to Le Fougueux foundation for restoration.

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