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J. E. VAN HAVERBEKE ocean minesweepers (1955-1960, 1955/1966)


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François Bovesse 1980

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
J. E. Van Haverbeke M902   Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA 3/1959 29/10/1959 12/1960 stricken 2001
A. F. Dufour (ex-Lången) M903   Bellingham SY, USA 2/1954 13/8/1954 9/1955 // 4/1966 stricken 2001
De Brouwer (ex-Mansen) M904   Bellingham SY, USA 4/1954 15/10/1954 11/1955 // 4/1966 stricken 1993
Breydel M906   Tacoma BB, USA 11/1954 25/3/1955 2/1956 stricken 1993
Artevelde M907   Tacoma BB, USA 10/1953 19/6/1954 12/1955 diving vessel 1972-1974, stricken 1985
Georges Truffaut M908   Tampa SB, USA 2/1955 11/11/1955 10/1956 stricken 2001
François Bovesse M909   Tampa SB, USA 4/1954 2/8/1956 1/1957 stricken 2001


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

720

Displacement full, t

780

Length, m

50.3 wl 52.4 oa

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

4.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

1520

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, A Mk 2, A Mk 4, A Mk 6 acoustic, M Mk 5, M Mk 6, M Mk 7 magnetic, Oropesa No.1 mechanical minesweeping gear

Electronic equipment

SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

72



Standard scale images


<i>J. E. Van Haverbeke </i>1965
J. E. Van Haverbeke 1965
<i>A. F. Dufour </i>1980
A. F. Dufour 1980


Graphics


<i>François Bovesse </i>1980
François Bovesse 1980


Ship project history


US Aggressive/Agile class, transferred under MDAP shortly after completion, two units were acquired from Norway in 1966 in exchange for three Adjutant class coastal minesweepers.

Modernizations


1972, Artevelde: - minesweeping gear; + diving equipment

1973, De Brouwer; 1974, A. F. Dufour; 1975, J. E. Van Haverbeke; 1976, Breydel, Georges Truffaut, François Bovesse: as minehunters - 1 x 1 - 40/60, UQS-1 sonar; + 1 x 2 - 12.7/90, SQQ-14 sonar, decompression chamber, diving equipment

1974, Artevelde: + decompression chamber

Naval service


No significant events.