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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

ARDJOENO auxiliary minesweepers (1940-1941)

Cha102 1943

Names

Ardjoeno, Gedeh, Kawi, Lawoe, Salak

Builders

Soerabaja Droogdok, Surabaya: Ardjoeno, Gedeh, Kawi, Lawoe, Salak

Commissioned

1940 - 1941: Ardjoeno, Gedeh, Kawi, Lawoe, Salak

Losses

Ardjoeno (2/3/1942), Gedeh (2/3/1942), Kawi (2/3/1942), Lawoe (2/3/1942), Salak (2/3/1942)

Transfers

None

Discarding None

 

Displacement standard, t

51

Displacement full, t

74

Length, m

26.5 wl

Breadth, m

4.45

Draught, m

1.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Carmouth diesels

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armament

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

Complement

 

Ship project history: Former dispatch boats of Gouvernementmarine, converted to minesweepers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: All were scuttled by crews at Surabaya. In 1942 - 1944 they were salvaged by Japanese and commissioned by IJN as auxiliary submarine chasers Cha102, 104, 109, 110 and 118. Cha109 was lost 14/8/1943, remaining after war were returned the Netherlands and sold.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14