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The Gerard Callenburgh-class were a group of four destroyers ordered for the Royal Netherlands Navy just before World War II. Before the fall of the Netherlands, all four of the incomplete destroyers were towed to Britain where they were completed.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1941-1955
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 351 feet 1 inch (107.01 meters)
    • Beam: 34 feet 9 inches (10.6 meters)
    • Draught: 9 feet 2 inches (2.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,604 tons (Standard); 2,228 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 160
  • Propulsion: 3 x Yarrow type boilers, Parsons geared turbines, 2 shafts, 45,000 shp (33,750 kW)
  • Range: 3,200 nautical miles (5,926.4 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 37.5 knots (69.45 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 5 x Bofors 120mm/50-caliber Model 1936 naval guns (2x2, 1x1)
    • 4 x Bofors 40mm/56-caliber anti-aircraft guns (2x2)
    • 4 x Vickers 12.7mm machine guns
    • 8 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)

Unit RunEdit

  • HNLMS Gerard Callenburgh
  • HNLMS Isaac Sweers
  • HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes
  • HNLMS Philips van Almonde
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