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Peacock-class Corvette

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The Peacock-class is a class of patrol corvette built for the Royal Navy. Five were constructed, and by 1997 all had been sold to the Irish Naval Service or the Philippine Navy.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Corvette
  • Service Period: 1997-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 205 feet 5 inches (62.61 meters)
    • Beam: 32 feet 10 inches (10.01 meters)
    • Draft: 8 feet 11 inches (2.72 meters)
    • Displacement: 712 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 30-40
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 x APE-Crossley SEMT-Pielstick 18 PA6 V 280 Diesel engines, 2 x shafts, 14,188 bhp (10,580 kW)
    • 1 x Schottel S103 LSVEST drop-down, shrouded loiter retractable propeller, 181 shp (135 kW)
  • Range: 2,500 nautical miles (4,630 kilometers) at 17 knots (31.48 km/h)
  • Speed: 25 knots (46.3 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Sperry Marine Naval BridgeMaster E Series Surface Search Radar
    • Kelvin Hughes Type 1006 Navigation Radar
    • Ultra Electronics Command and Control System
    • Radamec 1500 Series 2500 Electro-Optical Tracking/Fire Control System
  • Armament:
    • 1 x 76mm/62-caliber OTO Melara Compact naval gun
    • 2 x 25mm M242 Bushmaster autocannons on MSI Defence Seahawk mount (only in Philippine vessels)
    • 2 x Rh202 Rheinmetall 20mm cannons (only on Irish vessels)
    • 2 x 20mm Mk.16 cannons on Mk 68 mounts (only in Philippine vessels)
    • 2 x 12.7mm/50-caliber M2 Browning machine guns (only in Philippine vessels)
    • 4 x 7.62mm machine guns (only on Irish vessels)
  • Boats Carried: 2 x Avon Searaider 5.4m 30 knots (56 km/h) 10-man Semi-rigid boats

Unit Run[edit]

  • HMS Peacock (P239) - sold to Philippine Navy, renamed BRP Emilio Jacinto (PS-35)
  • HMS Plover (P240) - sold to Philippine Navy, renamed BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS-36)
  • HMS Starling (P241) - sold to Philippine Navy, renamed BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37)
  • HMS Swallow (P242) - sold to Irish Naval Service, renamed LÉ Ciara (P42)
  • HMS Swift (P243) - sold to Irish Naval Service, renamed LÉ Orla (P41)
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