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Belgian minehunter Crocus (M917)
Career
Name: Crocus
Namesake: Crocus
Builder: Mercantile-Belyard Shipyard, Rupelmonde
Launched: 3 September 1986
Christened: 18 September 1986
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Class & 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:
2 × rigid-hulled inflatable boats
1 × Atlas Elektronik Seafox ROV
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 September 3, 1986 at the Mercantile-Belyard shipyard in Rupelmonde and christened by Mrs. Gaethofs-Schreurs, the wife of the then Mayor of Genk, on September 18, 1986. The patronage of the Crocus was accepted by the city of Genk. It was the third of the Belgian Tripartite class minehunters.

It is currently commanded by Lieutenant First Class Wim Maes.



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