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The Hr.Ms. Jean Frederic was a trawler used as an escort ship during the two World Wars. She was requisitioned by France in 1939 and captured by the English after the capitulation in 1940, it was then transferred to the Dutch Royal Navy, with a mixed crew Dutch and French (French Naval Forces of Liberation - FNFL) and sported the flags of both countries. On 1 May 1941 she was sunk by a German air attack during which 25 lives were lost. The rest of the crew was rescueded the next day by the British motor launch HMS ML 157.


Type: trawler, Mersey class

Gebouwd: Thomas Cornwall. 1919

Afmetingen: 42.4 x 7.3 x 4 m
Tonnage: 329 grt

Voortstuwing stoom : 1 x 3-cyl. triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 1 boiler
Vermogen: 600 i.h.p.
Snelheid: 11 knopen
Bewapening: 1 x 12 pounder forecastle mounted deck gun; Depth-charge thower

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