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BELGIAN NAVY (BELGIUM)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

V1 ROI ALBERT minesweeping boats (1917-1918/1918)

V1 Roi Albert 1919

Names

V1 Roi Albert (ex-F16); V2 Reine Elisabeth (ex-F18); V3 Prince Leopold (ex-F19); V4 (ex-F29); V5 Chevalier Casaert (ex-F30); V6 Roi Leopold I (ex-F33); V7 Roi Leopold II (ex-F35); V8 Princesse Marie-José (ex-F36); V9 Dinant (ex-F40); V10 (ex-F48); V11 (ex-F56); V12 (ex-F57)

Builders

von Hacht, Germany: V10

Lürssen, Vegesack, Germany: V1 Roi Albert, V2 Reine Elisabeth, V3 Prince Leopold

Navighorst, Germany: V4, V5 Chevalier Casaert, V9 Dinant

Oltmann, Germany: V6 Roi Leopold I

Max Oertz, Hamburg, Germany: V7 Roi Leopold II, V8 Princesse Marie-José

Abeking, Lemwerder, Germany: V11, V12

Commissioned

1917 // 11/1918: V1 Roi Albert, V2 Reine Elisabeth, V3 Prince Leopold, V4, V5 Chevalier Casaert, V6 Roi Leopold I, V7 Roi Leopold II, V8 Princesse Marie-José

1918 // 11/1918: V9 Dinant, V10-12

Losses

None

Transfers

None

Discarding

1927: V1 Roi Albert, V2 Reine Elisabeth, V3 Prince Leopold, V4, V5 Chevalier Casaert, V6 Roi Leopold I, V7 Roi Leopold II, V8 Princesse Marie-José, V9 Dinant, V10-12

 

Displacement standard, t

19

Displacement full, t

21

Length, m

17.5

Breadth, m

4.00

Draught, m

1.05

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Daimler or Benz or Hanomag petrol engines

Power, h. p.

120 - 130

Max speed, kts

10 - 11

Fuel, t

petrol 3

Endurance, nm(kts) 250(11)

Armament

1 x 1 - 7.9/79 or 1 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, sweeps

Complement

7

Ship project history: German minesweeping / patrol boat, project of 1915. Intended for operations on inner harbours of naval bases and closed harbour areas, also fulfilled police functions. All served in Flandern, interned at Hellevoetsluis 15/11/1918 and after war commissioned by Belgian Navy.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2010-15