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HNLMS Kortenaer (1894)
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Kortenaer
Builder: Rijkswerf in Amsterdam
Laid down: 189?
Launched: 27 October 1894
Commissioned: 17 December 1895
Decommissioned: 1920
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 Kortenaer (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Kortenaer ) 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 Rijkswerf in Amsterdam and launched on 27 October 1894. The ship was commissioned on 17 December 1895.[2]

4 February 1996 she and her sister ship HNLMS Evertsen 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.[3]

On 30 may 1913 the ship relieved the HNLMS Gelderland in Constantinople witch was send to the city on 11 November 1912 because of risen political tension and a direct war treat.[4]

12 April 1914 the ship was send from Curaçao to the Mexican coast to protect the complex of the Dutch petrol company La Corona in Tampico when political tension had risen between Mexico and the USA.[5]

The ships was finally decommissioned in 1920.[1]

References[edit | edit source]


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