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BELGIAN NAVY (BELGIUM)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

DIEST coastal minesweepers (1953-1956)

Verviers 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Diest M910 Quincy Adams YYd, Quincy, USA 6/1951   5/1953 to Taiwan 1969 (Yung Fu)
Eeklo M911 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 8/1951   6/1953 to Taiwan 1969 (Yung Ching)
Lier M912 Newins, City Island, USA 5/1951   8/1953 to Taiwan 1969 (Yung Shan)
Maaseik M913 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 5/1951   8/1953 to Taiwan 1969 (Yung Cheng)
Roeselare M914 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 7/1951   8/1953 to Norway 1966 (Tana)
Arlon M915 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 9/1951   11/1953 to Norway 1966 (Alta)
Bastogne M916 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 1/1952   12/1953 to Norway 1966 (Glomma)
Charleroi M917 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 2/1952   2/1954 to Taiwan 1969 (Yung Chi)
Saint-Niklaas M918 Newins, City Island, USA 7/1951   2/1954 to Taiwan 1969 (Yung Jen)
Saint-Truiden M919 Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA 9/1952   2/1954 to Greece 1969 (Atlanti)
Diksmuide M920 Newins, City Island, USA 11/1951   3/1954 to Taiwan 1969 (Yung Sui)
Herve M921 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 3/1952   4/1954 to Greece 1969 (Antiopi)
Malmédy M922 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 4/1952   6/1953 to Greece 1969 (Fedra)
Blankenberge M923 Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA 12/1952   6/1954 to Greece 1969 (Thalia)
La Roche M924 Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA 3/1953   8/1954 to Greece 1969 (Niovi)
De Panne M925 Hiltebrant DD, Kingston, USA 11/1953   9/1954 to Turkey 1969 (Seymen)
Mechelen M926 J. Boel, Temse 5/1953   12/1954 research ship 1963
Spa M927 J. Boel, Temse 6/1953   3/1955 ammunition transport 1973
Stavelot M928 J. Boel, Temse 4/1954   2/1956 stricken 1987
Heist M929 J. Boel, Temse 6/1954   4/1956 degaussing ship 1978
Rochefort M930 Crighton, Ostende 7/1953   11/1955 stricken 1992
Knokke M931 Crighton, Ostende 7/1953   1955 stricken 1976
Nieuwpoort M932 Crighton, Ostende 7/1953   11/1955 stricken 1991
Koksijde M933 Crighton, Ostende 7/1954   11/1955 stricken 1991
Verviers M934 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 10/1954   6/1956 stricken 1988
Veurne M935 Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 12/1955   8/1956 stricken 1987

 

Displacement light, t

330

Displacement full, t

390

Length, m

42.1 wl 44.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

880

Max speed, kts

13.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

2700(10.5)

Armament

1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, acoustic, magnetic and wire minesweeping gear

Sensors

Decca 1229 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

36

Ship project history: US Adjutant class.

Modernizations: 1969, all survived: - 1 x 2 - 20/70; + 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3

1969, Veurne; 1972, Verviers: - minesweeping gear; + Voith-Schneider propellers, type 193 sonar, decompression chamber and equipment for divers.

Naval service: No significant events.

Veurne 1980

Ivan Gogin, 2016