Allied Warships

Destroyers

Admiralen class

8 ships


The destroyer HNMS Van Nes of the Royal Dutch Navy. She was lost on 17 Feb 1942.

Technical information

TypeDestroyer
Displacement1680 BRT 
Length98,1 m 
Complement149 men 
ArmamentFirst group;
4 4.7" gun (4x1)
2 3" AA guns (2x1)
4 .50" MG AA
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)
24 mines
1 aircraft (but no catapult)

Second group;
4 4.7" gun (4x1)
1 3" AA guns (2x1)
4 40mm AA guns
4 .50" MG AA
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)
1 aircraft (but no catapult) 

Max speed34 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power31000 HP 
Notes on classBased on the British prototypes HMS Amazon and HMS Ambuscade


All ships of the Admiralen class


First group


Royal Dutch Navy (more on Royal Dutch Navy)

HNMS Evertsen (EV) Lost on 1 Mar 1942
HNMS Kortenaer (KN) Lost on 27 Feb 1942
HNMS Piet Hein (PH) Lost on 19 Feb 1942
HNMS Van Ghent (GT) Lost on 15 Feb 1942

Second group


Royal Dutch Navy (more on Royal Dutch Navy)

HNMS Banckert (BK) Lost on 2 Mar 1942
HNMS Van Galen (i) (VG) Lost on 10 May 1940
HNMS Van Nes (VN) Lost on 17 Feb 1942
HNMS Witte de With (WW) Lost on 2 Mar 1942


8 Destroyers of the Admiralen class. 8 of them were lost.

See all Destroyer classes.


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