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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

ALOR auxiliary minesweepers (1938)

Cha117 1943

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Alor HMV2   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1938 1938 scuttled 2/3/1942
Aroe HMV1   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1938 1938 scuttled 2/3/1942
Bantam HMV4   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1938 1938 scuttled 2/3/1942
Bogor HMV3   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1938 1938 scuttled 2/3/1942
Ceram HMV5   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1938 1938 scuttled 2/3/1942
Cheribon HMV6   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1938 1938 scuttled 2/3/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

131

Displacement full, t

145

Length, m

29.3 pp 31.6 oa

Breadth, m

5.45

Draught, m

1.84

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 Werkspoor diesel

Power, h. p.

300

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 37/45 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 7.7/94

Complement

18

Ship project history: Despatch vessels of Gouvernementmarine intending for transportation of passengers and small cargoes between islands, in 1940 they were converted to minesweepers.

Modernizations: 1940, all: + mechanical minesweeping gear

Naval service: All were destroyed by crews at Tandjung Priok on the night of 2/3/1942. Bantam was salvaged by Japanese and commissioned 10/3/1943 as auxiliary submarine chaser Cha117, 23/7/1945 she was sunk by American submarine Hardhead S off Bali.

Ceram

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14