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HNLMS Koningin Emma der Nederlanden
Career (Netherlands)
Ordered: 1874
Builder: Rijkswerf (Amsterdam)
Laid down: 6 November 1876
Launched: 20 January 1879
Commissioned: 1 December 1880
In service: 1 December 1880
Out of service: 1942
Fate: Capsized in 1942
General characteristics
Class & type: Atjeh-class unprotected cruiser
Displacement: 3,160 long tons (3,210 t) (standard)
Length: 91.85 m (301 ft 4 in)
Beam: 12.5 m (41 ft 0 in)
Draft: 6.1 m (20 ft 0 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 14.1 kn (26.1 km/h; 16.2 mph)
Armament:
  • 6 × 170 mm (6.7 in) guns (3x2)
  • 8 × 120 mm (4.7 in) guns (4x2)
  • 4 × spar torpedos

HNLMS Koningin Emma der Nederlanden (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Koningin Emma der Nederlanden ) was an Atjeh-class unprotected cruiser of the Royal Dutch Navy. In February 1900 it was stripped of her 170mm guns in the Dutch East Indies. The 170mm guns were used as coastal artillery in Soerabaja.[1]

Service history[edit | edit source]

Koningin Emma der Nederlanden entered service on 1 December 1880 and remained in service as a cruiser until 1908, when it was reconstructed to serve as an accommodation ship.[2] After the loss of the Battle of the Netherlands by the Dutch forces, the Koningin Emma der Nederlanden fell into German hands. The Germans used the ship for accommodation purposes as well. On 21 June 1940 the ship was attacked by the RAF and was heavily damaged. The Germans repaired the ship at Rijkswerf in Amsterdam. Several months later, it re-entered service. In 1942 the ship capsized and sunk in its harbor. It still remains unclear why it sunk, but it is most likely that the ship was sabotaged by the Dutch Resistance. In 1943 the ship was salved by the former Dutch Bergungsschiffe 10, towed to the open sea and sunk.[2]

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