Allied Warships


Jan van Amstel class

10 ships

The minesweeper HNMS Pieter Florisz of the Royal Dutch Navy. She was lost on 14 May 1940.

Technical information

Displacement525 BRT 
Length56.8 m 
Complement45 men 
Armament1 3" gun
4 .50" MG AA (2x2)
40 mines 
Max speed15 knots
EnginesTriple expansion engines, 2 shafts 
Power1600 HP 
Notes on classPurpose designed minesweepers also fitted for mine laying. 

All ships of the Jan van Amstel class

Royal Australian Navy Royal Australian Navy (more on Royal Australian Navy)

HMAS Abraham Crijnssen

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Jan van Gelder (J 60)

Royal Dutch Navy Royal Dutch Navy (more on Royal Dutch Navy)

HNMS Abraham Crijnssen
HNMS Abraham van der Hulst Lost on 14 May 1940
HNMS Eland Dubois Lost on 8 Mar 1942
HNMS Jan van Amstel Lost on 8 Mar 1942
HNMS Jan van Gelder (J 60)
HNMS Pieter de Bitter Lost on 6 Mar 1942
HNMS Pieter Florisz Lost on 14 May 1940
HNMS Willem van Ewijck (i) Lost on 8 Sep 1939

10 Minesweepers of the Jan van Amstel class. 6 of them were lost.

See all Minesweeper classes.

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