Gerard Callenburgh class
5 4.7" guns (2x2, 1x1)
4 40mm AA (2x2)
4 .5" MG AA (2x2)
8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
1 aircraft (but no catapult)
HrMs Isaac Sweers after completion in England; 6 4" AA guns (3x2) 4 40mm AA (2x2) 2 20mm AA (2x1) 4 .5" MG AA (1x4) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
|Max speed||36 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class||Four ships were to be built to this design but only one eventually served in the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Isaac Sweers was towed to the U.K. in May 1940 and was completed there to a different design. Two were scuttled incomplete at Rotterdam. These were raised by the Germans and one of these was completed by the Kriegsmarine as ZH-1. The fourth ship was blown up on the slip after attempts to launch her (to be towed to the U.K. just like the Isaac Sweers) failed.|
Royal Dutch Navy ships of the Gerard Callenburgh class
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|HNMS Gerard Callenburgh|
|HNMS Philips van Almonde|
|HNMS Tjerk Hiddes (i)|
|HNMS Isaac Sweers (G 83)||Lost on 13 Nov 1942|
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