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106-GO ex-Dutch patrol ship (1931/1944)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第109号哨戒艇 <109-go>(P109) (ex-Fazant)   Soerabaya Droogdok, Netherlands   1930 1931 // 10/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to Netherlands 4/1946 (Fazant)

 

Displacement standard, t

623

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

47.8 wl 51.2 oa

Breadth, m

8.40

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

525

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 4 DCT (48)

Complement 40

 

Ship project history: After capture by Japan in the beginning of 1942 of extensive possession in South-East Asia, Japanese has got some number of enemy ships in damaged condition, thrown out by Americans, British and Dutch at retreat. Part of these ships has been repaired by Japanese and commissioned by IJN as patrols. Three destroyers, British Thracian, American Stewart and Dutch Banckert, become in the IJN patrols 101, 102 and 106, have appeared the largest trophies. Remaining were former minesweepers, tugs and colonial service vessels of Dutch and American Navies.

    109 (ex-Dutch colonial service vessel Fazant) 1/3/1942 foundered, salvaged by Japanese and after repair 15/10/1944 commissioned as patrol 109.

 

Modernizations: None.

 

Naval service: In 1946 P109 was returned to Netherlands.

 

 

sister-ship Reiger 1932

 

  Ivan Gogin, 2008-14