World Aircraft Carriers List: Chile
Revised 1 January 1998
Compiled and Maintained by: Andrew Toppan
World Aircraft Carrier Lists Main Page: http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/
(County class) helicopter destroyers
Displacement: 6,200 tons full load
Dimensions: 520 x 54 x 20.5 feet/158.5 x 15.5 x 6.25 meters
Propulsion: Steam turbines, 2 boilers, plus 4 G6 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 60,000 shp, 30 knots
Armament: 4 Exocet SSM, 2 Sea Cat SAM, 1 dual 114 mm DP
Aircraft: 2 helicopters
Concept/Program: Two ex-RN "County" class destroyers converted with
helicopter facilties in place of their obsolete Sea Slug SAM system.
Design/Conversion: Large helicopter deck at the stern, with hangar
forward of the deck.
[Blanco Encalada as converted],
[Another view of Blanco Encalada].
Built by Fairfield SB. Laid down 1 June 1962, launched 9 July 1964,
completed 21 June 1966. Transferred to
Chile 12 Aug 1987; helicopter conversion completed 10/1988.
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[Cochrane as converted].
Built by Fairfield SB. Laid down 20 Jan 1966, launched 19 Oct 1967,
completed 14 July 1970. To Chile 22 June 1984, commissioned 25 June
1984. Helicopter conversion completed 5/1994.
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