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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

CAPITAL SHIPS AND MONITORS

KONINGIN REGENTES coast defence ships (1901-1904)

Koningin Regentes 1904

Vliereede 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Koningin Regentes   Rijkswerf Amsterdam 3/12/1898 24/4/1900 9/8/1901 stricken 1920
De Ruyter   Fijenoord, Schiedam 12/5/1900 28/9/1901 29/10/1902 stricken 1923
Hertog Hendrik, 8/1939- Vliereede   Rijkswerf Amsterdam 13/10/1900 7/6/1902 5/1/1904 captured by Germany 14/5/1940 (Ariadne)

  

Displacement normal, t

Koningin Regentes, De Ruyter: 5002

Hertog Hendrik: 5084

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

95.1 pp 96.6 oa

Breadth, m

15.2

Draught, m

5.82 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 6 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

6500

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

coal 722 - 736

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(10)

Armour, mm

belt: 150 - 100, bulkheads: 150, deck: 50, turrets: 100, barbettes: 250 - 100, CT: 250

Armament

2 x 1 - 238/37 Krupp No.1, 4 x 1 - 149/37 Krupp No.4, 8 x 1 - 75/37 Krupp No.3, 4 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 3 - 450 TT (1 aft, 2 beam)

Complement

340

Ship project history: Successful compact coast defence ships with a full-length armoured waterline belt. Unlike similar Scandinavian ships they had large dimensions that allowed to ensure the better seaworthiness and high endurance.

In 1926 Hertog Hendrik was converted to TS, the aft turret was removed and ship received 2 seaplanes, handled by lattice crane on a mainmast.

Ship protection: Armoured belt protected full ship length, 150mm-thick part between main turrets was closed by 150mm bulkheads. Main 50mm deck was connected with upper edge of the belt.

Modernizations: 1926, Hertog Hendrick: - 1 x 1 - 238/37, 4 x 1 - 75/37, 4 x 1 - 37/20; + 2 seaplanes (WA or Fairey IIID)

1940, Vliereede: + 2 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors No.4, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

Naval service: Hertog Hendrik was scheduled to scrap in the early 1940, but in December, 1939, in connection with the Second World War beginning, for some weeks she was commissioned as floating battery named Vliereede. The exact armament structure that moment is unknown. 14/5/1940 she was captured by German troops and subsequently converted to non-self-propelled AA floating battery Ariadne. Ship was returned in 1945, converted by Wilton-Feijenoord to barrack ship and commissioned 21/10/1947 under old name Hertog Hendrik. She was disbanded 27/9/1968 and stricken 28/8/1969.

Koningin Regentes

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14