Atjeh-class cruiser

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Hr. Ms. Tromp KM.jpg
Tromp
Class overview
Name: Atjeh class
Builders: Rijkswerf, Amsterdam
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Completed: 6
General characteristics
Type: Unprotected cruiser
Displacement: 3,425 tons
Length: 93.05 m (305 ft 3 in)
Beam: 12.497 m (41 ft 0 in)
Draught: 6.706 m (22 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: 2,500 kW (3,300 hp)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Complement: 306
Armament:
  • 6 × 6.7 in (17 cm) (6 × 1)
  • 8 × 4.7 in (12 cm) (8 × 1)

The Atjeh class was a class of unprotected cruisers of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The class comprised Atjeh, Tromp, Koningin Emma der Nederlanden, De Ruyter, Van Speyk and Johan Willem Friso.

Design[edit]

The ships of the class were 92.05 metres (302 ft 0 in) long, had a beam of 12.497 metres (41 ft 0 in), a draught of 6.706 metres (22 ft 0 in), and had a displacement of 3,425 ton. The ships were equipped with reciprocating engines, which were rated at 2,500 kW (3,300 ihp) and produced a top speed of 14 knots (26 km/h).

The ships were armed with six 170 mm (6.7 in) guns and eight single 120 mm (4.7 in) guns.

Construction[edit]

All 8 ships were laid down at the Rijkswerf in Amsterdam and launched between 1876 and 1886.2 were never completed and destroyed in yard fire 1883. [1]

Name Laid down[1] Launched[1] Commissioned Fate
Atjeh March 3 1875 December 6 1876 November 1 1877 1899 decomissioned, 1906 rebuild as accomodationship, 1922 out of service
Tromp August 23 1875 December 12 1877 September 1 1882 June 5 1902 decomissioned, 1904 sold for scrapping
Koningin Emma der Nederlanden November 11 1876 Januari 20 1879 December 1 1880 to Januari 1879 named De Ruyter, 1900 decomissioned, 1908 accomodationship, May 14 1940 captured by German forces, sank 1942, salvaged and scuttled in 1943 [2]
De Ruyter 1879 September 22 1880 August 1 1885[3] May 27 1899 decomissioned, 1900 sold for scrapping[3]
Van Speyk Februari 9 1880 June 7 1882 March 1 1887 September 16 1897 decomissioned, 1904 accomodationship, 1946 sold for scrapping[4]
Kortenaer 1881 never never unlaunched, June 20th 1883 destroyed by fire in Amsterdam Rijkswerf
Doggersbank August 5 1881 1882 never June 20th 1883 almost completed but destroyed by fire in Amsterdam Rijkswerf
Johan Willem Friso Oktober 22 1883 June 10 1886 Februari 1 1888 September 16 1897, scrapped 1899

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staatsbegrooting voor het dienstjaar 1897, Bijlage A [2.-VI.-5.], p. 6
  2. ^ "wrecksite.eu". Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  3. ^ a b "deruyter.org". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  4. ^ "defensie.nl". Retrieved 2014-03-09. 

References[edit]

  • Staatsbegrooting voor het dienstjaar 1897

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