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KRAKATAU minelayer (1924)

Krakatau 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Krakatau   Marine Etablissement Soerabaja, Surabaya 2/1923 2/2/1924 12/1924 scuttled 8/3/1942

  

Displacement standard, t

982

Displacement full, t

1160

Length, m

65.0 pp

Breadth, m

10.0

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/37 Krupp Nr.1, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 150 mines

Complement

105

Ship project history: Had covered mine deck. As well as the majority of ships built by MES, not having due experience, Krakatau suffered from insufficient manoeuvrability and stability.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Krakatau 11/10/1932 has turned over off Surabaya, fortunately, without victims. She remained in such position till 3/12/1932 when she has been towed off to Surabay, put into standard position and entered into dock. She was repaired and again commissioned 4/9/1934. Krakatau was scuttled by crew at Madura 8/3/1942.

Krakatau

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14