Koningin Regentes-class coastal defense ship

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Koningin Regentes (1900) plan.jpg
Plan and side views of the ships
Class overview
Name: Koningin Regentes class
Builders: Rijkswerf (2),
Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord
Operators: Royal Netherlands Navy
Preceded by: Evertsen class
Succeeded by: Marten Harpertzoon Tromp
Built: 1900–1902
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Coastal defence ship
Displacement: 5,002 tons
Length: 96.622 m (317 ft 0 in)
Beam: 15.189 m (49 ft 10 in)
Draught: 5.817 m (19 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 6,500 hp (4,800 kW), two shafts
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
Complement: 340
Armament: 2 × 9.4 in (24 cm) (2 × 1)
4 × 15 cm (5.9 in) (4 × 1)
8 × 7.5 cm (3.0 in) (8 × 1)
4 × 1pdr (4 × 1)
3 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour: 6 in (15 cm) belt
10 in (25 cm) barbette
10 in (25 cm) turret

The Koningin Regentes class was a class of coastal defence ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The class comprised Koningin Regentes, De Ruyter and Hertog Hendrik.

Design[edit]

The ships of the class were 96.622 metres (317 ft 0 in) long, had a beam of 15.189 metres (49 ft 10 in), a draught of 5.817 metres (19 ft 1 in), and had a displacement of 5,002 ton. The ships were equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 6,500 ihp (4,800 kW) and produced a top speed of 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h).

The ships had belt armour of 6 in (15 cm), 10 in (25 cm) barbette armour and 10 in (25 cm) turret armour.

The main armament of the ships where two 9.4 in (24 cm) single turret guns. Secondary armament included four single 15 cm (5.9 in) guns and eight 7.5 cm (3.0 in) single guns.

Construction[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Shipyard
Koningin Regentes 1898 24 April 1900 3 January 1902 1920 Rijkswerf, Amsterdam
De Ruyter 1900 28 September 1901 29 October 1902 1923 Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord, Rotterdam
Hertog Hendrik 8 March 1901 7 June 1902 5 January 1904 27 September 1968 Rijkswerf , Amsterdam

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