home

fighting ships of the world

ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

RAM minelayers

Nanshin

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Regulus   Soerabaja Droogdok Mij, Surabaya 1941 21/5/1943 6/1944 // --- captured incomplete by Japan 3/1942 (Nankai)
Ram   Tandjong Priok Droogdok 1941 10/12/1941 --- scuttled incomplete 2/3/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

2200

Displacement full, t

2400

Length, m

85.8 pp 88.0 oa

Breadth, m

12.7

Draught, m

4.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Enterprise / Bush Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

4800

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/52 SA Nr.2, 2 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors Nr.4, 80 mines, 2 DCR (25)

Complement

120

Ship project history: Built as patrols for Gouvernementmarine. On construction they were increased version of Rigel and should can carry 80 mines (on other data, up to 160). Besides, according to some information, they were planned to usage as seaplane tenders.

Ram after launch has been towed off to Tjilitjap where she was scuttled incomplete 2/3/1942. She was raised by Japanese in May, 1943 and towed on completion to Surabaya. Regulus was captured by Japanese on a slipway in Surabaya. Both were renamed Nanshin and Nankai respectively and completed by Japanese as gunboats. Nankai was sunk by USN submarine Blenny 16/7/1945. Nanshin was never completed and after war handed over on demolition.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14