FRIENDS OF HMS  VENGEANCE

SHIP TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 2001

Friends to save the very last British, Commonwealth and South American
Second World War Aircraft Carrier
Preservando a História da Naval Aviação Brasileira

Vengeance

 

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HMS Vengeance as Minas Gerais A-11

 

 

 

 

Technical Specifications

 

 

Displacement

19,890 tons (full load), 17,500 tons (normal), 15,890 tons (standard)

Dimensions

Overall length 212m; Beam 24.4m (hull waterline); Draft 7.15 m (full loaded)

Flight Deck

Flight Deck Length 210m, angled at 8º. Flight Deck Width 36.4m

Hangar

135 m x 15.8m x 5.3m.

Lifts

Two units with dimensions13.7m x 10.4m. 

Catapults

0ne Mitchell Brown steam catapult with a capacity to operate aircraft up to 13,640 kgs, launching them at 110 knots.

Propulsion

Two shaft Parsons geared steam turbines, delivering 40,000 shp. Four drum boilers 28 kg/cm3, 700º C; two shafts.

Combustibles

3,200 tonnes of diesel oil and m3 of aviation fuel.

Maximum Speed

24 knots (current max not over 20 knots).

Range

6,200 miles at 23 knots; 12,000 miles at 14 knots.

Crew complement

1,300 crew (300 air component). In 2001, whilst mothballed - 350 crew. 

Armament

3 AAW Matra SINBAD twin launchers for Mistral Missiles (Ex 10 Bofors 40 mm/56 (2 quad Mk 2, 1 twin Mk 1). 2 - 47 mm saluting guns).

Electronic Warfare equipment/decoys

Chaff/Flare launchers - Plessey Shield, MAGE & ECM Cutlass B-1da Raccal.

Radar Systems

Air Search:

Lockheed AN/SPS-40 E

Air & Surface:

Plessey AWS-4

 

Navigation:

Furuno Fr 1942 & Scanter Mil-Par/Signaal ZW 06

 

 

Fire Control:

2 SPG 34

 

Tactical Data Systems

SICONTA MKI & TTI 2700 consoles manufactured by Emgepron.

 

Electronic Systems

Generators and diesel generator turbos

 

Communication Systems

DICS (Digital Communications) with Ferranti YB-14 ship-ship and Marisat satellite link, coding system.

 

Aircraft

Max 20 aircraft. 
Fixed Wing: 6 Grumman S-2G Trackers
Helicopters: 4-6 Agusta SH-3A Sea Kings,  2 Aerospatiale UH-1 3 Ecureuil II,  UH-14 Super Puma

 



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