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VAN AMSTEL destroyer escorts (1943-1944/1950-1951)

Van Amstel 1955

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Van Amstel (ex-Burrows) F806 Dravo, Wilmington, USA 3/1943 2/10/1943 12/1943 // 6/1950 returned 12/1967
De Bitter (ex-Rinehart) F807 Federal, Newark, USA 10/1943 9/1/1944 2/1944 // 6/1950 returned 12/1967
Van Ewijck (ex-Gustafson) F808 Federal, Newark, USA 7/1943 3/10/1943 11/1943 // 10/1950 returned 12/1967
Dubois (ex-O'Neill) F809 Federal, Newark, USA 8/1943 14/11/1943 12/1943 // 10/1950 returned 12/1967
De Zeeuw (ex-Eisner) F810 Federal, Newark, USA 9/1943 12/12/1943 1/1944 // 3/1951 returned 12/1967
Van Zijll (ex-Stern) F811 Federal, Newark, USA 8/1943 31/10/1943 12/1943 // 3/1951 returned 12/1967

 

Displacement standard, t

1253

Displacement full, t

1602

Length, m

91.4 wl 93.3 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.20 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesel-generators, electric motors

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

diesel oil 320

Endurance, nm (kts) 11500 (11)

Armament

F806, 807: 3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/22, 3 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, (8 - 10) x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10/11 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (120)

F808-811: 3 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/22, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, (8 - 10) x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10/11 ASWRL, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (120)

Sensors

SPS-5, SPS-6 radars, sonar

Complement

186

   

Ship project history: Former USN DET (Cannon-class) destroyer escorts, transferred under MDAP.

Modernizations: 1950s, Van Ewijck, Dubois, De Zeeuw, Van Zijll: - 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2015