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DIEST coastal minesweepers (1953-1956)


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Veurne 1980

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Diest M910   Quincy Adams YYd, Quincy, USA 6/1951   5/1953 to Taiwan 1969 (永福 [Yung Fu])
Eeklo M911   Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 8/1951   6/1953 to Taiwan 1969 (永清 [Yung Ching])
Lier M912   Newins, City Island, USA 5/1951   8/1953 to Taiwan 1969 (永善 [Yung Shan])
Maaseik M913   Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 5/1951   8/1953 to Taiwan 1969 (永城 [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 (永濟 [Yung Chi])
Saint-Niklaas M918   Newins, City Island, USA 7/1951   2/1954 to Taiwan 1969 (永仁 [Yung Jen])
Saint-Truiden M919   Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA 9/1952   2/1954 to Greece 1969 (Αταλάντη [Atalanti])
Diksmuide M920   Newins, City Island, USA 11/1951   3/1954 to Taiwan 1969 (永綏 [Yung Sui])
Herve M921   Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 3/1952   4/1954 to Greece 1969 (Αντιόπη [Antiopi])
Malmédy M922   Hodgdon Bros, East Boothbay, USA 4/1952   6/1953 to Greece 1969 (Φαίδρα [Faidra])
Blankenberge M923   Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA 12/1952   6/1954 to Greece 1969 (Θάλεια [Thaleia])
La Roche M924   Consolidated SB, Morris Heights, USA 3/1953   8/1954 to Greece 1969 (Νιόβη [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


Technical data


Displacement standard, 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

2 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, mechanical, acoustic, magnetic minesweeping gear

Electronic equipment

Decca 1229 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

36



Standard scale images


<i>Verviers </i>1970
Verviers 1970


Graphics


<i>Veurne </i>1980
Veurne 1980


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.