Pro Patria-class

This ship was one of the first to be built by the naval dockyard in Soerabaja, but the lack of experience was the cause that it was in many ways an inferior design: the maximum speed was low and she didn't respond well to the helm.

Pro Patria in 1929

Construction details
Name Pro Patria
Dockyard Marine Etablissement, Soerabaja ( Naval dockyard )
Laid down 1920
Launched July 17 1922
Commissioned August 20 1923
Pennant No -
Status Served as torpedorepairship 1937-1939. This minelayer was in the Netherlands East Indies as war broke out on May 10 1940. Primarily designed as a minelayer, she was also used as a trainingship and as a torpedorepairship. She laid mines near Soerabaja in December 1940, and was stationed in Palembang, Sumatra as Japan attacked on December 8 1941. She laid minefields in the entrances to Palembang, and the ship was then scuttled to avoid capture on February 15 1942.

Displacement 537 t / 612 t
Crew 61
Dimensions 47 x 8,6 x 2,8 m
Armament 1 x 75 mm
2 x .50 (2 x 1)
Mines 60 *
Radar -
* I also found a total of 80 mines

Propulsion details
Boilers Cylindrical boilers 
Machinery 1 triple-expansion-engine
Shafts 1
Performance 650 hp
Max Speed 10 knots

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