Evertsen-class coastal defence ship

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Hr. Ms. Evertsen (pantserschip).jpg
HNLMS Evertsen at sea.
Class overview
Name: Evertsen class
Builders: Rijkswerf, Amsterdam
Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Flushing
Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Rotterdam
Operators: Royal Netherlands Navy
Succeeded by: Koningin Regentes class
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Coastal defense ship
Displacement: 3,464 tons
Length: 86.2 m (282 ft 10 in)
Beam: 14.33 m (47 ft 0 in)
Draught: 5.23 m (17 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 4,700 hp (3,500 kW), two shafts
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 263
Armament: 2 × 8.2 in (21 cm) (1 × 2)
1 × 8.2 in (21 cm) (1 × 1)
2 × 15 cm (5.9 in) (2 × 1)
6 × 7.5 cm (3.0 in) (6 × 1)
8 × 1-pounder (8 × 1)
3 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour: 6 in (15 cm) belt
9.5 in (24 cm) barbette

The Evertsen class or Kortenaer class was a class of coastal defense ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The class comprised Evertsen, Piet Hein and Kortenaer.

Design[edit]

The ships of the class were 86.2 metres (282 ft 10 in) long, had a beam of 14.33 metres (47 ft 0 in), a draught of 5.23 metres (17 ft 2 in), and had a displacement of 3,464 ton. The ships were equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 4,700 ihp (3,500 kW) and produced a top speed of 16 knots (30 km/h). The ships had belt armour of 6 in (15 cm) and 9.5 in (24 cm) barbette armour. The main armament of the ships where three 8.2 in (21 cm) guns in a double and single turret. Secondary armament included two single 15 cm (5.9 in) guns and six single 7.5 cm (3.0 in) guns.

Construction[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Shipyard
Kortenaer 1893 27 October 1894 17 December 1895 1920 Rijkswerf, Amsterdam
Evertsen 1893 29 September 1894 1 February 1896 1913 Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Flushing
Piet Hein 1893 16 August 1894 3 January 1896 1914 Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Rotterdam

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