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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

HYDRA gunboats (1873-1876)

nearly sister-ship Hefring 1940

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ever 270 Mitchell, Low Walker, UK 11/1871 15/10/1872 9/1873 TS 1884, accommodation ship 8/1914
Hydra 271 Mitchell, Low Walker, UK 11/1871 17/10/1872 9/1873 stricken 1906
Das   Rijkswerf, Amsterdam   1876 1876 minelayer 1914, sold 1925
Daak   Rijkswerf, Amsterdam   1874 1874 subsidiary service 1894
Fret   Rijkswerf, Amsterdam   1876 1876 accommodation ship 1898
Geep   Rijkswerf, Amsterdam   1875 1875 auxiliary 1908
Gier   Rijkswerf, Amsterdam   1875 1875 TS 1894, sold 1913
Havik   Rijkswerf, Amsterdam   1874 1874 minelayer 1914, BU 1936
Raaf   Rijkswerf, Amsterdam   1875 1875 subsidiary service 1894
Brak 92 Nederlandsche, Rotterdam   1875 1875 hulk 1902
Lynx, 1912- Los   Nederlandsche, Rotterdam 7/1874 20/5/1875 1875 sold 1925
Vos   Nederlandsche, Rotterdam   1875 1875 stricken 1893
Bever   Christie, Nolet & De Kuyper, Delfshaven   1876 1876 accommodation ship 1896
Sperwer   Christie, Nolet & De Kuyper, Delfshaven   1875 1875 TS 1896, auxiliary 1927

  

Displacement normal, t

218

Displacement full, t

221

Length, m

25.9

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

2.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VC, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

124 - 146

Max speed, kts

7.5 - 8

Fuel, t

coal 20

Endurance, nm(kts)

800(6)

Armament

1 x 1 - 229/14 Armstrong 12.5-ton MLR

Complement

34

Ship project history: Iron-hulled Rendell type gunboats.

Modernizations: 1890s, all survived: - 1 x 1 - 229/14; + 1 x 1 - 209/32 Krupp No.1, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 1 x 5 - 37/17 Hothckiss

1914, Das, Havik: as minelayers were armed with 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 1 x 1 - 7.9/80, mines

Naval service: No significant events.

Ever

Ever

Ivan Gogin, 2014