Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine

 

 

Van Amstel class Frigate

(ex US Cannon class Destroyer Escorts / DE)

 

HNLMS Van Amstel (F 806)

 

 

units:

in service

ex-US Navy ship

 

F 806 HNLMS Van Amstel

1943/50

USS Burrows / DE 105

 

F 807 HNLMS De Bitter

1944/50

USS Rinehart / DE196

 

F 808 HNLMS Van Ewijck

1943/50

USS Gustavson / DE 182

 

F 809 HNLMS Dubois

1943/50

USS O'Neill / DE 188

 

F 810 HNLMS De Zeeuw

1944/51

USS Eisner / DE 192

 

F 811 HNLMS Van Zijll

1943/51

USS Stern / DE 187

 

 

General Information:

Ex US Navy Cannon-class Destroyer Escorts (DE); all were built in 1943-44;

They were transferred to Royal Netherlands Navy in 1950/51 under the MDAP (Mutural Defense Aid Programme);

 

Technical characteristics (as built):

Length: 93,27 meters

Beam: 11,20 meters

Draft: 3,50 meters

Displacement: 1240 tons (standard); 1620 tons (full load)

Propulsion: DET (Diesel-Electric Tandem motor drive)

4 GM Mod.16-278A diesel engines with electric drive (1500 hp/ea. = 6000 hp);

2 shafts; 2 propellers;

Speed: 21 knots, max.

Crew: approx. 215

Aviation/Hangar: none;

 

Armament (as built):

3 Mk.22 - 3"/50 DP-guns;

2 40mm - AA guns (1 twin);

8 Mk.4 - 20mm AA guns (8 single);

 

3 Mk.15 - 21" torpedo tubes;

2 Mk.9 - depth charge tracks;

8 Mk.6 "K-gun" depth charge projectors (up to 120 depth charges);

1 Mk.10 - Hedgehog Projector (144 rounds);

 

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