Prins van Oranje-class minelayers

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NLMS Prins van Oranje.jpg
HNLMS Prins van Oranje
Class overview
Name: Prins van Oranje class
Builders: De Maas, Slikkerveer
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Built: 1930–1932
In commission: 1932–1942
Completed: 2
Lost: 2
General characteristics
Type: Minelayer
Displacement: 1,291 t (1,271 long tons)
Length: 66 m (216 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 1750 hp engine
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 121
  • 2 × 75 mm (3 in) guns (2×1)
  • 2 × 40 mm (1.6 in) guns (2×1)
  • 2 × .50 calibre machine guns (2×1)
  • 150 sea mines

The Prins van Oranje class were two minelayers of the Royal Netherlands Navy, built to serve in the Dutch East Indies. The construction of the ships began in 1930 and was completed in 1932. The ships were built by the De Maas shipyard in Slikkerveer. Both ships were still in service during the Second World War. Both ships were stationed in the Dutch East Indies, and both ships were lost in the war with Japan.

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