Wolf-class destroyer

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Class overview
Name: Wolf-class destroyer
Builders: Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde, Flushing (6)
Feijenoord, Schiedam (2)
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Succeeded by: Admiralen class
Built: 1910-1913
In commission: 1911-1928
Completed: 8
Retired: 8
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 510 tons normal
Length: 70.5 m
Beam: 6.6m
Draught: 2.8 m
Installed power: 8500 hp
Propulsion: 2 shaft steam turbines, 4 Yarrow type boilers
Speed: 30  knots
Range: 2,360 nmi (4,370 km) at 8 knots (15 km/h), 670 nmi (1,240 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 83
Armament: 4 75 mm guns, 4 machineguns and 2 457 mm torpedo tubes

The Wolf-class destroyers were a class of eight destroyers that were built between 1910 and 1913 for the Royal Netherlands Navy to serve in the Dutch East Indies. They were the first Dutch destroyers built after a British design. The first six ships were built by De Schelde shipyards in Vlissingen, and the last two by Fijenoord in Rotterdam. Although officially named the Wolf class they are often referred to as the Roofdier class. The ships were replaced at the end of the 1920s by the Admiralen class.

Ships[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Completed Builder Fate
Wolf 1909 17 September 1910 1911 Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde, Flushing Stricken 1924
Fret 1909 15 October 1910 1911 Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde, Flushing Stricken 1922
Bulhond 1910 20 December 1911 August 1912 Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde, Flushing Stricken 1927
Jakhals 1910 20 January 1912 July 1912 Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde, Flushing Stricken 1928
Hermelijn 1911 22 February 1913 July 1913 Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde, Flushing Stricken 1925
Lynx 1911 24 December 1912 July 1913 Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde, Flushing Stricken 1928
Vos 1912 28 June 1913 February 1914 Feijenoord, Schiedam Stricken 1928
Panter 1912 9 September 1913 March 1914 Feijenoord, Schiedam Stricken 1934

They are named after mammals of the order Carnivora (Roofdieren in Dutch). Their names in English, in the sequence listed, mean: wolf, ferret, bulldog, jackal, ermine, lynx, fox and panther.

References[edit]

  • Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-1921