Bulgarian frigate Drazki 41

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Drazki at Black Sea
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Name: Wandelaar
Builder: Boelwerf, Temse
Launched: 21 June 1977
Out of service: Sold to Bulgaria in February 2004
Renamed: Drazki
Homeport: Zeebrugge Naval Base
Motto: "Fit via Vi"
Career (Bulgaria) Naval Ensign of Bulgaria.svg
Name: Drazki
Acquired: February 2004
Status: In service
Badge: Crest-Drazki-small.jpg
General characteristics
Class & type: Wielingen-class frigate
Displacement: 2,200 tonnes
Length: 106.38 m
Beam: 12.30 m
Draught: 5.60 m
Propulsion: Combined Diesel or Gas Turbine
2x ABC type DZC Diesel engines providing 4,200 hp (3,100 kW) each
1x Rolls Royce Olympus T M - 3 B gasturbine providing 27.575 hp
2 inverted screws with variable pitch
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h)
Range: 6,000 mi (9,700 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 14 officers, 71 NCO's and 74 sailors

Wandelaar was a Wielingen-class frigate of the Belgian Navy. She was launched on 21 June 1977 at the Boelwerf in Temse. It was later commissioned on 3 October 1978. Wandelaar was the third ship in the Wielingen class. She had the pennant number F912.

She was sold to the Bulgarian Navy in 2004. Wandelaar was refurbished and commissioned as Drazki (Дръзки – Daring)and with the pennant number 41.

Later in 2008 two other sister ships, Wielingen together with Westdiep were sold to Bulgaria.

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