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HNLMS Evertsen (1894)
Hr. Ms. Evertsen (pantserschip) haven.jpg
Evertsen
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Evertsen
Builder: Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde
Laid down: 189?
Launched: 29 September 1894
Commissioned: 1 February 1896
Decommissioned: 1913
General characteristics
Type: Evertsen-class coastal defence ship
Displacement: 3,464 tons
Length: 86.2 m (282 ft 10 in)
Beam: 14.33 m (47 ft 0 in)
Draught: 5.23 m (17 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 4,700 hp (3,500 kW), two shafts
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 263
Armament: 2 × 8.2 in (21 cm) (1 × 2)
1 × 8.2 in (21 cm) (1 × 1)
2 × 15 cm (5.9 in) (2 × 1)
6 × 7.5 cm (3.0 in) (6 × 1)
8 × 1pdr (8 × 1)
3 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour: 6 in (15 cm) belt
9.5 in (24 cm) barbette

HNLMS Evertsen (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Evertsen ) was a Evertsen-class coastal defence ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Design[edit | edit source]

The ship was 86.2 metres (282 ft 10 in) long, had a beam of 14.33 metres (47 ft 0 in), a draught of 5.23 metres (17 ft 2 in), and had a displacement of 3,464 ton. The ship was equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 4,700 ihp (3,500 kW) and produced a top speed of 16 knots (30 km/h). The ship had a belt armour of 6 in (15 cm) and 9.5 in (24 cm) barbette armour. The main armament of the ship was three 8.2 in (21 cm) guns in a double and single turret. Secondary armament included two single 15 cm (5.9 in) guns and six single 7.5 cm (3.0 in) guns.[1]

Service history[edit | edit source]

The ship was built at by Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde in Flushing and launched on 29 September 1894. The ship was commissioned on 1 February 1896. 4 February 1896 she and her sister ship HNLMS Kortenaer leave for practice in the Mediterranean Sea. On 11 May 1896 during the harbor strikes in Rotterdam a ban on assembly was decreed. Two days later HNLMS Kortenaer patrols the Meuse. The ship was later relieved by her sister ships HNLMS Evertsen, HNLMS Piet Hein and the police schooner Argus. 300 grenadiers were deployed during the strikes. The strikes were ended on 21 may.[2]

5 May 1898 the ship leaves the port van Den Helder for a journey to Lisbon. The ship is there for the celebration of the discovery of the seaway to India by Vasco da Gama 400 years ago. The Portuguese king Carlos I and his wife make a visit to the ship while there.[3]

From 1911 to 1913 the command over the ship was held by Captain lieutenant Jean Jacques Rambonnet who made several journeys on the North Sea with the ship.[4][5] The ships was finally decommissioned in 1913.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "navalhistory". http://navalhistory.flixco.info/H/284166x53056/8330/a0.htm. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. "Maritieme kalender 1896". http://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/knowledgebase/calendar%7C1896. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  3. "Maritieme kalender 1898". http://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/knowledgebase/calendar%7C1898. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  4. Rotterdams Nieuwsblad, 19 juli 1911
  5. Het Nieuws van de Dag: kleine courant, 1 juni 1912


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