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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

ESCORTS

WOLF patrol ships (1954)

Wolf 1955

Wolf 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Wolf (ex-PCE1607) F817 Avondale Marine, New Orleans, USA 15/11/1952 2/1/1954 26/3/1954 BU 1985
Fret (ex-PCE1604) F818 General SB, Boston, USA 18/12/1952 30/7/1953 4/5/1954 BU 1988
Hermelijn (ex-PCE1605) F819 General SB, Boston, USA 2/3/1953 6/3/1954 5/8/1954 BU 1987
Vos (ex-PCE1606) F820 General SB, Boston, USA 3/8/1952 1/5/1954 2/12/1954 BU 1988
Panter (ex-PCE1608) F821 Avondale Marine, New Orleans, USA 1/12/1952 30/1/1954 11/6/1954 BU 1987
Jaguar (ex-PCE1609) F822 Avondale Marine, New Orleans, USA 10/12/1952 20/3/1954 22/6/1954 BU 1988

 

Displacement standard, t

808

Displacement full, t

975

Length, m

54.9 pp 56.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.0

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 General Motors 12-567ATL diesels

Power, h. p.

1600

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 4300(10)

Armament

F817-820: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20, 6 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 8 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10/11 ASWRL, 2 DCT, 2 DCR

F821, 822: 1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 8 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10/11 ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR

Sensors

QCU-2 sonar

Complement

96

   

Ship project history: The six 'Roofdier' class 'frigates' were all built in the USA with MDAP funds. They were designed to escort slow coastal convoys in Channel and North Sea areas and were operated as a single squadron by the Royal Netherlands Navy.

They were slow, lively ships fitted with Second World War-pattern antiaircraft weapons and detection equipment. They proved useful for a number of peacetime tasks, especially fishery protection, and some were retained in this role in the North Sea until die mid-1980s, when they were decommissioned to release funds for new construction.

Modernizations: 1970s, Wolf, Hermelijn, Vos, Panter, Jaguar: - 8 x 1 - 20/70; + Kelvin Hughes radar

1970s, Fret: - 6 x 1 - 20/70; + Kelvin Hughes radar

Naval service: No significant events.

Fret 1978

 

Ivan Gogin, 2015