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History

The Hr.Ms. Gouden Leeuw was designed for service in the Dutch East Indies. She was scuttled during World War II by her own crew.

Description

Type: minelayer class
Built: 1930
Commissioned: 24-2-1932

Displacement: 1291 tons
Length: 66.0 m (216 ft 6 in)
Beam: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)
Draft: 3.55 m (11 ft 8 in)

Propulsion: 2 × triple-expansion engines, 2 × screws
Speed: 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)

Complement: 121
Armament:  2x 75 mm (3.0 in) guns, 2x 40 mm (1.6 in) machine guns, 2x 12.7 mm (0.5 in) machine guns,150 mines

References

  • M√ľnching, L.L. (1978).
    Koninklijke Marine in de 2e wereldoorlog.
    Alkmaar.

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