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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

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MEREL patrol ships (1928-1931)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Merel   Soerabaja Droogdok Mij   1928 1928 scuttled 1/3/1942
Reiger   Soerabaja Droogdok Mij   1930 1931 wrecked 28/2/1942
Fazant   Soerabaja Droogdok Mij   1930 1931 scuttled 1/3/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

Merel: 592

Reiger, Fazant: 624

Length, m

Merel: 46.4 pp

Reiger, Fazant: 47.8 pp

Breadth, m

8.38

Draught, m

2.82

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

525

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/52 SA Nr.2, 1 x 1 - 7.9/80

Complement

40

Ship project history: Gouvernementsmarine ships intended for service in East Indies.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Reiger was lost 28/2/1942 in result of navigating accident NW off Java. Merel and Fazant were scuttled 1/3/1942 at Tadjong Priok; Fazant was salvaged by Japanese, commissioned by IJN as patrol No109 and returned in 1945.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14