|The Navy relied heavily on mines to protect vital areas such as ports and shipping lanes, and was in constant shortage of vessels to lay them. After the fall of the Netherlands, plans were made in fall 1940 for a purpose-built minelayer, the largest ever built for the navy. Materials had to be acquired abroad and were in short supply, which caused construction to proceed only slowly. The ship was not completed before the fall of Java.|
|No picture or drawing available|
|Dockyard||Marine Etablissement Soerabaja|
|Laid down||Late 1941|
|History||Laid down at the Soerabaja Naval Dockyard. Destroyed by own destruction parties March 1942. Never repaired by Japanese.|
|: this ship is usually referred to as "Mijnenlegger 1" (Minelayer 1)|
|Displacement||1900 - 2000 tons|
|Dimensions||86 m (length)|
|Armament||2 x 102 mm
6 x 40 mm Bofors (3x2)
4 x 20 mm (2x2)
|Mines||186 mines, type unknown .|
|: GB110, volume 4, chapter 4, p.44.
: These were considered too light but presumably these were the only ones available (from stocks intended for arming merchant ships). An armament of 2 x 120 mm was preferred if these guns could be acquired.
: GB110, volume 5, chapter 5, p.18.
|Max Speed||19 knots|