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BELGIAN NAVY (BELGIUM)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

ADRIEN DE GERLACHE ocean minesweepers (1942-1945/1949-1953)

De Moor 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Adrien de Gerlache (ex-Liberty) M900 Harland & Wolff, Belfast, UK 11/1943 22/8/1944 1/1945 // 11/1949 logistics vessel 1959
Georges Lecointe (ex-Cadmus) M901 Harland & Wolff, Belfast, UK 7/1941 27/5/1942 9/1942 // 1/1950 TS 1954, hulk 1957
Jan Van Haverbecke (ex-Ready) M902 Harland & Wolff, Belfast, UK 4/1942 11/1/1943 5/1943 // 7/1951 stricken 6/1960
A. F. Dufour (ex-Fancy) M903 Blyth SB, UK 2/1942 12/8/1942 12/1942 // 8/1951 stricken 1957
De Brouwer (ex-Spanker) M904, 1959- F904 Harland & Wolff, Belfast, UK 9/1942 20/4/1943 8/1943 // 2/1953 frigate 1959, stricken 1966
De Moor (ex-Rosario) M905, 1959- F905 Harland & Wolff, Belfast, UK 9/1942 3/4/1943 7/1943 // 1/1953 frigate 1959, stricken 1970

 

Displacement standard, t

1040

Displacement full, t

1335

Length, m

65.0 pp 68.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.20 deep load (3.58 by screws)

No of shafts

2

Machinery

geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

oil 235

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/45 HA Mk 3, 4 1 - 40/60 Mk 7, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (92 in ASW role), sweeps

Sensors radar, sonar

Complement

101

Ship project history: Former British ocean minesweepers of Algerine class.

Modernizations: 1959, De Brouwer, De Moor: - sweeps

1966, De Moor: - 1 x 1 - 102/45; + 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2016