HNLMS Pieter de Bitter (1936)

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Career (Netherlands)
Name: HNLMS Pieter de Bitter
Namesake: Pieter de Bitter
Builder: P. Smit, Rotterdam
Laid down: 21 March 1936
Launched: 29 October 1936
Commissioned: 26 May 1937
Fate: Scuttled, 6 March 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper
Displacement: 460 long tons (467 t)
Length: 56.8 m (186 ft 4 in)
Beam: 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)
Draft: 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Yarrow 3-drum boilers
2 × Stork triple expansion engines, 1,600 ihp (1,193 kW)
2 shafts
110 tons fuel oil
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 45
Armament: • 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
• 2 × twin .50-calibre machine guns

HNLMS Pieter de Bitter was a Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper of the Royal Netherlands Navy that served in World War II.

Service history[edit]

Pieter de Bitter was scuttled at Surabaya on 6 March 1942.