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Smeroe Class, Dutch Coastal Minesweepers


Photograph of Smeroe-class minesweeper

NetherlandsNavy.nl


Specifications:


Tonnage 60 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 74'6" by 14'4" by 5'
22.7m by 4.4m by 1.5m
Maximum speed       10 knots
Complement 14
Armament 2 0.30 Lewis machine guns
Machinery
1-shaft Caterpillar diesel (135 hp)


The Smeroes were completed just prior to the outbreak of hostilities, at Surabaya and Batavia. They were designed with peacetime use as small cargo and passenger transports in mind.

All the units listed below survived the war. Two additional units under construction were destroyed in March 1942, but a sixth unit was completed by the Japanese 4 August 1942 as Cha-101.


Units in the Pacific:

Merbaboe      

Surabaya

Rindjani

Surabaya

Smeroe

Surabaya


References

NetherlandsNavy.nl (accessed 2008-2-9)

Worth (2001)



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