Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine

 

 

Roofdier class Corvette

(US PCE-1604 class Patrol Craft Escort)

 

HNLMS Panther (F 821), Vos (F 820), Hermelijn (F 819) and Wolf (F 817)

 

 

units:

in service

built as

name

 

F 817 HNLMS Wolf

1954

PCE-1607

Wolf

 

F 818 HNLMS Fret

1954

PCE-1604

Ferret

 

F 819 HNLMS Hermelijn

1954

PCE-1605

Ermine

 

F 820 HNLMS Vos

1954

PCE-1606

Fox

 

F 821 HNLMS Panter

1954

PCE-1608

Panther

 

F 822 HNLMS Jaguar

1954

PCE-1609

Jaguar

 

 

General Information:

PCE-1604 Class Patrol Craft Escort / Roofdier (Predator) Class Corvettes. All 6 units were built under the MDAP (Mutual Defence Assistance Programme) in the USA for the Netherlands and delivered to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1954.

 

Technical characteristics (as built):

Length: 56,30 meters

Beam: 10,30 meters

Draft: 2,90 meters

Displacement: 950 tons (full load);

Propulsion: 2 General Motors GM 12-567A diesel engines (900 hp/ea. = 1800 hp);

2 shafts; 2 propellers;

Speed: approx. 18 knots, max.

Crew: 65

Aviation/Hangar: none;

 

Armament (as built):

1 3"/50 gun (76mm);

2 40mm - AA guns;

2 20mm - guns;

 

Between 1959 and 1962 the ships were additionally armed with:

1 Mk.15 - Hedgehog Projector;

2 Mk.9 - depth charge tracks;

2 Mk.6 - depth charge projectors (K-gun);

 

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