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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

TORPEDO SHIPS

VAN GALEN destroyers (1929-1931)

Van Galen 1932

Van Galen 1938

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Van Galen VG 307 Fijenoord (Wilton-Fijenoord), Schiedam 5/1927 28/6/1928 10/1929 sunk 10/5/1940
Witte de With WW 308 Fijenoord (Wilton-Fijenoord), Schiedam 5/1927 11/9/1928 2/1930 scuttled 2/3/1942
Banckert BK   Burgerhout`s, Rotterdam 8/1928 14/11/1929 11/1930 scuttled 2/3/1942
Van Nes VN   Burgerhout`s, Rotterdam 8/1928 30/3/1930 3/1931 sunk 17/2/1942

  

Displacement standard, t

1316

Displacement full, t

1650

Length, m

93.6 pp 98.2 oa

Breadth, m

9.53

Draught, m

2.97

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

31000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil 330

Endurance, nm(kts)

3300(15)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/50 Wilton-Fijenoord No.5, 1 x 1 - 75/52 SA No.2, 4 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk II, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 4 DCT (12), 1 seaplane (C.VIIW)

Complement

120

Ship project history: The second series of "Admiralen" type destroyers, built under Yarrow project. They differed from predecessors mainly by boilers with increased steam parameters (25atm instead of 17), fuel stowage increased on 30t and the endurance which has increased at the expense of it.

The main calibre of artillery remained former, but gunss were the Dutch production, of advanced model "Wilton-Fijenoord" No.5. Again only No.1 and No.4 mounts were protected by shields. It was originally supposed to arm the ships by 2 twin 40mm Bofors guns, but as a result they received 4 single 40mm pompoms amidships, and 4 12.7mm Browning MGs.

Modernizations: 1940-1941, all: - seaplane

1940-1941, Witte de With: + sonar

Naval service: Van Galen 10/5/1940 was sunk by German bombers at Rotterdam. Van Nes 17/2/1942 was sunk by air group of Japanese aircraft carrier Ryujo in Banka Strait. Witte de With 1/3/1942 was hard damaged by Japanese aircraft at Sourabaya and scuttled in the same place 2/3/1942. Banckert 2/3/1942 was scuttled at Sourabaya; she was salvaged by Japanese, commissioned by IJN 20/4/1944 as patrol No.106. In August, 1945 she was returned to the Netherlands, but never commissioned again and sunk as a target in September, 1949.

Banckert

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14