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HNLMS Johan Maurits van Nassau (1943)

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Johan Maurits van Nassau
NameJohan Maurits van Nassau
NamesakeJohn Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen
Operator Royal Netherlands Navy
BuilderWilliam Simons & Co., Renfrew
Laid down29 December 1942
Launched23 April 1943
Commissioned25 June 1943
Decommissioned18 April 1958
IdentificationF 802
FateSold for scrap on 15 January 1959 to the firm A. Goslar in Diemen
General characteristics [1][2]
TypeRiver-class frigate
Displacement1,325 t (1,304 long tons)
Length91.9 m (301 ft 6 in)
Beam11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)
Draught4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)
  • 2 propellers
  • 5,500 hp (4,100 kW)
  • 2 x Triple expansion engines
  • 2 x Admiralty boilers
Speed20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
  • 2 x 10.5 cm guns
  • 2 x 40 mm guns
  • 5 x 20 mm guns
  • 1 x Hedgehog
  • 2 x Depth charge rails with each rail having 14 depth charges
  • 4 x Depth charge throwers with each thrower having 3 depth charges

HNLMS Johan Maurits van Nassau (F802) was a River-class frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN).[3] She was built in the United Kingdom originally for the Royal Navy as HMS Ribble, however, during the construction the frigate was acquired by the RNN.[2] She served in the RNN between 1943 and 1958.[4]

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Construction and design

Johan Maurits van Nassau was laid down on 29 December 1942 and launched on 23 April 1943 at the shipyard William Simons & Co. in Renfrew.[2] While the River-class frigate was originally planned to serve in the Royal Navy as HMS Ribble (K 251), the Royal Netherlands Navy acquired the ship shortly before it launched.[5][3] She was commissioned on 25 June 1943.[2]

Service history

During the Second World War the Johan Maurits van Nassau performed escort duties by providing armed support to convoys in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.[6][3]

On 21 November 1952 the ship left for Korea to take part in maritime operations of the United Nations.[7][8][9] For her actions during these operations the Johan Maurits van Nassau was distinguished twice with the Presidential Unit Citation.[10]

The frigate was decommissioned on 18 April 1958 and sold for scrap on 15 January 1959 for 257.654 Dutch Guilders to the firm A. Goslar in Diemen.[1][10][11]

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  1. ^ a b van Amstel (1991), p. 27.
  2. ^ a b c d Mark (1997), p. 55.
  3. ^ a b c von Münching (1978), p. 63.
  4. ^ Schoonoord (2012), p. 317.
  5. ^ Bosscher (1990), pp. 186-187.
  6. ^ Raven (1988), p. 115.
  7. ^ "Johan Maurits van Nassau 21 November naar Korea". Overijsselsch Dagblad (in Dutch). 19 November 1952.
  8. ^ "De "Johan Maurits van Nassau" naar Korea vertrokken". Eindhovensch Dagblad (in Dutch). 22 November 1952.
  9. ^ van Amstel (1991), p. 9.
  10. ^ a b Mark (1997), p. 56.
  11. ^ Schoonoord (2012), p. 126.
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  • Raven, G.J.A., ed. (1988). De kroon op het anker: 175 jaar Koninklijke Marine (in Dutch). Amsterdam: De Bataafsche Leeuw. ISBN 90-6707-200-1.
  • von Münching, L.L. (1978). Schepen van de Koninklijke Marine in de Tweede Wereldoorlog (in Dutch). Alkmaar: Alk. ISBN 90-6013-903-8.
  • Bosscher, Ph.M. (1990). De Koninklijke Marine in de Tweede Wereldoorlog (in Dutch). Vol. 3. Franeker: Van Wijnen. ISBN 90-5194-022-X.
  • Schoonoord, D.C.L. (2012). Pugno pro patria: de Koninklijke Marine tijdens de Koude Oorlog (in Dutch). Franeker: Van Wijnen. ISBN 978-90-5194-455-6.
  • Mark, Chris (1997). Schepen van de Koninklijke Marine in W.O. II (in Dutch). Alkmaar: De Alk. ISBN 90-6013-522-9.

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