HNLMS Willem van Ewijck (1937)

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Career (Netherlands)
Name: HNLMS Willem van Ewijck
Builder: P. Smit, Rotterdam
Laid down: 1936
Launched: 22 February 1937
Commissioned: 19 July 1937
Fate: Sunk, 8 September 1939
General characteristics
Class & 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 Willem van Ewijck was a Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Service history[edit]

Willem van Ewijck was sunk on 8 September 1939 after hitting a mine off Terschelling. Thirty-three of the crew were killed.