Belgian Armed Forces - Naval Component

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Wielingen class Frigate

 

wielingen class frigate f 910 royal belgian navy marine royale belge westdiep wandelaar westhinder boelwerf temse cockerill antwerp

 

 

 

 

Ships:

 

unit

in service

builder

fate

 

F 910 BNS Wielingen

1978

Boelwerf, Temse, Belgium

sold to Bulgaria in 2008 - renamed F 42 Verni (faithful)

 

F 911 BNS Westdiep

1978

Cockerill Yards, Antwerp, Belgium

sold to Bulgaria in 2008 - renamed F 43 Gordi (proud)

 

F 912 BNS Wandelaar

1978

Boelwerf, Temse, Belgium

sold to Bulgaria in 2004 - renamed F 41 Drazki (daring)

 

F 913 BNS Westhinder

1978

Cockerill Yards, Antwerp, Belgium

scrapped

 

 

 

Specifications:

 

Displacement:

2200 tons (full load)

 

Length:

106,4 meters

 

Beam:

12,3 meters

 

Draft:

5,6 meters

 

Speed:

28 knots, max. (52 km/h) (with gas turbine) / 14 knots (1 diesel) / 21 knots (2 diesel)

 

Propulsion:

combined diesel or gas (CODOG)

1 x Rolls-Royce TM-3B gas turbine (27500 hp) / 2 x ABC type DZC 12 cylinder diesel engines (4200 hp/each)

2 shafts / 2 variable pitch propellers

 

Range:

6000 NM at 16 knots (30 km/h)

 

Crew:

159

 

Armament:

1 x Creusot-Loire 100mm gun

1 x Mk-29 launcher for 8 RIM-7 Sea Sparrow SAM

4 x MM38 Exocet SSM single launcher

1 x Bofors M/50 375mm multiple ASW rocket launcher

2 x ECAN L5 Mod.4 533mm (21) torpedo tubes

 

 

wielingen class frigate royal belgian navy armament mk 29 sea sparrow sam mm38 exocet ssm missile ecan L5 533mm torpedo tubes 375mm asw rocket launcher 10mm gun creusot-loire

 

wielingen class frigate armament mk 29 sea sparrow rim-7 sam launcher mm38 exocet sam

 

 

 

 

images:

 

wielingen class frigate royal belgium navy line drawing

 

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