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Bulgarian frigate Drazki 41

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Name  Wandelaar
Out of service  February 2004
Motto  "Fit via Vi"
Weight  2,200 tons
Beam  12 m
Launched  21 June 1977
Homeport  Zeebrugge Naval Base
Length  106 m
Displacement  2.2 million kg
Builder  Temse
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Fate  Sold to Bulgaria in February 2004

Drazki (Дръзки – Daring) is a Wielingen-class frigate of the Bulgarian Navy. Originally constructed for the Belgian Navy as Wandelaar, the ship was acquired by the Bulgarian Navy in 2004. The frigate is currently in active service.

Construction and career

Wandelaar was launched on 21 June 1977 at the Boelwerf in Temse. The frigate was later commissioned on 3 October 1978 with the pennant number F912. Wandelaar was the third ship in the Wielingen class. .

She was sold to the Bulgarian Navy in 2004. Wandelaar was refurbished and commissioned as Drazki and with the pennant number 41. In 2008 two other sister ships, Wielingen and Westdiep, were sold to Bulgaria.

References

Bulgarian frigate Drazki 41 Wikipedia


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