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The Dewhurst-Narculian Naval Vessel Raeller is a Talava class frigate. Launched in 2009, she is known for her role in the Hippokappu Raid in 2012




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Raeller upon launch

Career (Dewhurst-Narculis) 2009-2012
Namesake: Captain Edward Raeller
Ordered: 2007
Builder: Imperial Royal Shipyards, Cerberus Yards
Laid down: 12 January 2008
Launched: 5 March 2009
Commissioned: 1 April 2009
Motto: "Vires Acquirit Eundo" (She gathers strength as she goes)
Honours and
awards:
Battle honours:

Iturup 2009

Status: Active as of 2012
General characteristics
Class and type: Talava class guided missile frigate
Displacement: 3,200 tons
Length: 104 m (340 ft)
Beam: 12 m (39..3 ft)
Draught: 5 m (17 ft)
Propulsion: 2 ×Fulmington M2500 gas turbines, each providing 20,500 hp (15,287 kW). Total 41,000 hp (30,574 kW)
Speed: Over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 104 + 4-8 aircrew
Sensors and
processing systems:
One "Pillar" mast
Armament:


2 × 76mm Fulmington Exeter (2x1)
1 × 38 mm Hellmouth "A" CIWS



2 x Single tube launcher "Huntress" SAM



1 x 16 cell "Archer" SAM 2 x quad 360mm mm Mk 8 torpedo tubes

Aircraft carried: 2-3 x ASWH-3 "Kite"

Early Years (2009-2011)

Launched in Cerberus, Thralasa. The Raeller was named after Captain Edward Raeller who wasinstrumental in the destruction of the Southern Pirat whaling fleet in 1942. Serving in the Halveard Patrol group during early 2009, she returned to Thralasa for the rest of 2009 and for 2010. In 2011 she reurned to the Halveard Patrol group were she helped sink a drug smuggling boat in May. After a mid-year station at Cerberus, she was listed in the 19th Fleet which was heading towards Hayaba for monitoring.



Hippokappu Raid (2012)

Under instruction from the admiralty, the Raeller left the 19th Fleet and rendevouzed with the Hayanban submarine tender/icebreaker Saroma where it received order to sail to Hippokappu Bay on the eastern side of Iturup. Once there, Raeller opened fire, destroying the local airfield and settlements. Moving back, the Raeller also supported ASW helicopters from DNNV Roqual, which sunk HNS Alexander Bradley, a Hayaban Foxtrot Submarine