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by The Dominion of Serpens Land. . 46 reads.

Town Class Frigate

Town Class




Builders:

New Plymouth Shipbuilding

Operators:

Royal Serpens Land Navy

Cost:

US$900 million per boat

Built:

1994-Present

In Service:

1996-Present

Completed:

5

Active:

5

Type:

Frigate

Displacement:

3,600 t

Length:

109 m (358 ft) waterline length
118 m (387 ft) length overall

Beam:

14.8 m (49 ft)

Draught:

4.35 m (14.3 ft) at full load

Propulsion:

Combined Diesel or Gas (CODOG):
1 SLEC GT34 gas turbine, 30,172
hp (22,499 kW)
2 MTU 12V1163 TB83 diesel
engines, 8,840 hp (6,590 kW)
each
2 controllable-pitch propellers

Speed:

30 Knots

Electronic
warfare
& decoys:

Mark 36 SRBOC launchers
SLQ-25A towed torpedo decoy
Nulka decoy launchers
Rascal Thorn modified Sceptre-A
electronic support measures
Telefunken PST-1720 Telegon 10
radar intercept unit

Armament:

1 5-inch 54 calibre Mark 45 dual
purpose gun
1 8-cell Mark 41 Mod 5 vertical
launch system, firing RIM-7
Sea Sparrow
2 12.7-millimetre (0.50 in)
machine guns
2 Mark 32 3-tube torpedo
launchers, firing Mark 46
torpedoes
1 x Phalanx CIWS
2 x 20mmHammel KG-20
Veldverkenner

2 x 4-canister Harpoon missile
launchers

Aircraft
Carried:

2 x SLAe Bobcat MH2


>> Town-class frigate


The Town class is a class of frigates operated by the Royal Serpens Land Navy. During the 1980s, the Royal Serpens Land Navy began phasing out it's old Rothesay class frigates. They planned to replace it with a mid capability patrol frigate. In 1990, work began on the first ship of the class - HMSLS Fort Charlotte. Her armament initially consisted of a single 5-inch gun and a point-defence missile system, supported by a missile-armed helicopter. From HMSLS Bramber (the second ship in the class) onwards, the ships were fitted with Mark 46 torpedoes, Harpoon missiles and a Phalanx CIWS. These upgrades were later added to HMSLS Fort Charlotte.


>> Characteristics


The design of the Town class is largely based off of the Blohm + Voss' MEKO 200 PN frigate. Each frigate has a 3,600 tonne displacement. The ships are 109 m at the waterline with a beam of 14.8 m draught of 4.35 m. The hull and superstructure are of all-steel construction, and the ships are fitted with fin stabilisers.

The ships are propelled by a combined diesel or gas propulsion system powering 2 controllable pitch propellers. The Town class' max speed it 30 knots.

The Town class has aviation facilities for 2 marine helicopters.


>> Operators


Serpens Land

  • Royal Serpens Land Navy

Estados Vaticanos

  • Armada Real Vaticana

Offe

  • OFFE Maritime Force

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