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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

DJEMBER auxiliary minesweepers (1941, 1943/1945)

Fakfak

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Djember HMV19 Soerabaja Droogdok Mij, Surabaya   1941 1941 scuttled 2/3/1942
Djombang HMV20 Soerabaja Droogdok Mij, Surabaya   1941 1941 scuttled 2/3/1942, returned by Japan 8/1945, to Indonesia 1950
Digoel   Tandjong Priok Droogdok Mij   1941 1941 scuttled 2/3/1942
Djampea   Soerabaja Droogdok Mij, Surabaya   1941 1941 scuttled 2/3/1942, salvaged late 1945, to Indonesia 1951
Enggano HMV21 Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1941 1941 scuttled 2/3/1942, returned by Japan 8/1945, to Indonesia 1950
Endeh   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1941 1941 sunk 2/3/1942
Flores   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1942 6/1943 // 8/1945 scuttled incomplete 2/3/1942, completed by Japan (Wa101), returned 8/1945, to Indonesia 1950
Fakfak   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1942 6/1943 // 8/1945 scuttled incomplete 2/3/1942, completed by Japan (Wa102), returned 8/1945, stricken 1951
Grissee   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1942 8/1943 // --- scuttled incomplete 2/3/1942, completed by Japan (Wa105)
Garoet   Tandjong Priok Droogdok   1942 5/1943 // 8/1945 scuttled incomplete 2/3/1942, completed by Japan (Wa103), returned 8/1945, stricken 1951

 

Displacement standard, t

170

Displacement full, t

175

Length, m

32.5 pp 34.7 oa

Breadth, m

5.70

Draught, m

1.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Enterprise diesel

Djember: Daimler-Benz diesel

Power, h. p.

360

Djember: 350

Max speed, kts

12.5

Djember: 10.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 7.7/94, sweeps

Complement

10 - 14

Ship project history: Laid down as dispatch vessels for Gouvernementmarine, but during building converted to minesweepers. The project was development of type ABC.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Endeh 2/3/1942 was sunk by Japanese destroyers Matsukaze and Shiokaze at W coast of Java. Remaining ships (including incomplete) were scuttled at Tanjung Priok 1-2/3/1942. Flores, Fakfak, Garoet, Djember, Grissee, Djombang and Enggano were salvaged by Japanese and commissioned by IJN as auxiliary minesweepers Wa101-107. Wa104 (ex-Djember) was sunk 12/4/1945 by British submarine Stygian. Wa105 (ex-Grissee) was sunk 25/5/1945 by British submarine Trenchant. Remaining ships in 1945 were returned to the Netherlands. Flores, Djombang and Enggano in 1950 were transferred to Indonesia. Djampea was salvaged in 1945 and in 1951 transferred to Indonesia.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15