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"Glover" Class

(This is a "one of" , - built for test purposes -, but otherwise very similar to the "Garcia" Class Frigates.)

Commissioned:   1 unit, - 1965
Displacement, tons: 2643 standard, - 3426 full load
Dimensions, metres: 126,3 x 13,5 x 4,3
Guns:  1 x 5"
A/S weapons: 1 Asroc 8-tube launcher, - 2 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft: 1 helicopter
Propulsion: 2 boilers, - 1 geared turbine, - 35000 shp, - 1 shaft w. 2 propellers, -  27 knots
 Complement:  227
 


USS "Glover" AGFF 1
Seen to the very left in the picture, - photographed in Norfolk 1978
(Photography © Karsten Petersen ©)

USS "Glover" was built to test hull design with a massive underwater bow sonar dome extending well forward, and another underwater feature aft to support counter-rotating propellers mounted on a single shaft. Above the waterline, the USS "Glover" is almost similar to the "Garcia" class escorts.
 
 

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