Brinio-class gunboat

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HNLMS Brinio.jpg
Brinio
Class overview
Name: Brinio
Builders: Rijkswerf, Amsterdam
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Gunboat
Displacement: Brinio:
545 tons
634 tons (full load)
Gruno:
533 tons
581 tons (full load)
Friso:
530 tons
573 tons (full load)
Length: 52.66 m (172 ft 9 in)
Beam: 8.52 m (27 ft 11 in)
Draught: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 750 ihp (560 kW), two shafts (Brinio and Friso)
2 × 600 ihp (450 kW), two shafts (Gruno)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h) - 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 52
63 (WW II)
Armament: 4 × 10.5 cm (4.1 in)
Armour: 1.7 cm (0.67 in) deck
5.5 cm (2.2 in) belt
5 centimetres (2.0 in) Conning tower

The Brinio-class (sometimes referred to as Gruno-class) was a class of three gunboats built by the Rijkswerf in Amsterdam for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The class comprised Gruno, Brinio and Friso.

Construction[edit]

Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
Friso 2 November 1911 29 August 1912 12 July 1915 12 May 1940
Gruno 12 February 1912 26 May 1913 15 July 1915 January 1950
Brinio 16 October 1911 12 August 1912 8 September 1914 14 May 1940

Service history[edit]

All ships were still in service at the start of World War II. Only Gruno was able to escape to the United Kingdom. Friso was sunk by German bombers on 12 May 1940 on the IJsselmeer and Brinio was scuttled by her own crew on the IJsselmeer on 14 May 1940 after being damaged by a German aircraft.

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