Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
History
Belgium
Name: Lobelia
Namesake: Lobelia
Builder: Mercantile-Belyard Shipyard, Rupelmonde
Launched: 3 February 1988
Christened: 25 February 1989
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

Lobelia (M921) is a Tripartite-class minehunter of the Belgian Naval Component, launched on 3 February 1988 at the Mercantile-Belyard shipyard in Rupelmonde and christened by Anne Van De Kerckhof, the wife of the then Mayor of Diest, on 25 February 1989. The patronage of Lobelia was accepted by the city of Diest. It was the seventh of the Belgian Tripartite-class minehunters. The Belgian Naval Component announced on its website on 5 November 2007 that Mrs. Van De Kerckhof, the godmother of Lobelia, had died on 27 October. A delegation of the crew of Lobelia attended her funeral.[1][2]

Lobelia is currently commanded by Lieutenant First Class Yacin Nini.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meter M921 Lobelia overleden" (in Dutch). The Belgian Naval Component. 5 November 2007. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Décès de la marraine du M921 Lobelia" (in French). The Belgian Naval Component. 5 November 2007. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2007.