Belgian minehunter Crocus (M917)

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M917 Crocus, M862 Zierikzee NOCO 2014 01.JPG
Crocus (right) in Turku
History
Belgium
Name: Crocus
Namesake: Crocus
Builder: Mercantile-Belyard Shipyard, Rupelmonde
Launched: 3 September 1986
Christened: 18 September 1986
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Tripartite-class minehunter
Displacement:
  • 536 t (528 long tons) empty
  • 605 t (595 long tons) full load
Length: 51.5 m (169 ft)
Beam: 8.96 m (29.4 ft)
Height: 18.5 m (61 ft)
Draught: 3.6 m (12 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × 1370 kW Werkspoor RUB 215 V12 diesel engine
  • 2 × 180 kW ACEC active rudders
  • 1 × HOLEC bow propellor
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Complement: 4 officers, 15 non-commissioned officers, 17 sailors
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 × Thales Underwater Systems TSM 2022 Mk III Hull Mounted Sonar
  • 1 × SAAB Bofors Double Eagle Mk III Self Propelled Variable Depth Sonar
  • 1 × Consilium Selesmar Type T-250/10CM003 Radar
Armament: 3 × 12.7 mm machine guns

Crocus (M917) is a Tripartite-class minehunter of the Belgian Naval Component, launched on 3 September 1986 at the Mercantile-Belyard shipyard in Rupelmonde and christened by Mrs. Gaethofs-Schreurs, the wife of the then Mayor of Genk, on 18 September 1986. The patronage of Crocus was accepted by the city of Genk. It was the third of the Belgian Tripartite-class minehunters.

It is currently commanded by a Lieutenant-Commander.[1]

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