Heavy artillery Introduction
28 cm Krupp L/42,5 The Dutch Navy bought most of its guns from Krupp in German before World War I. After the war ended, Krupp was no longer allowed to produce weaponry, and the Bofors factory in Sweden (largely owned by Krupp) fulfilled the oustanding contracts. The main guns for the ships after the Dutch Admiralen-class destroyers were built by the ordnance division of the Wilton Fijenoord yard in Schiedam, thus ensuring delivery. Needless to say, the difference in calibres caused some logistical problems during World War II, fortunately without hampering the ships in their operations too much.

The subject remains elusive up to this day, and there is little information about this in Dutch sources. The best source for this is John Campbell's "Naval Weapons of World War II".

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24 cm Krupp Nos. 1 and 2
Medium artillery
15 cm Nos. 6, 7 and 8
15 cm Nos. 9, 10 and 11
12 cm Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7
12 cm No. 8
12 cm Mk XII
Light artillery
105 mm semi-automatic No.1
102 mm (4-inch) Mark XVI* HA/LA
102 mm (4-inch) Mk IX LA
7,5 cm Nos. 1,2,3 & 4 semi-automatic
7,5 cm No.4
AA artillery
Vickers 40 mm No.1
Vickers 40 mm Mk VIII "pompom"
Bofors 40 mm No. 3 & 4
20 mm Hispano Suiza no. 404
20 mm Oerlikon
Vickers .50 Mark 3
Lewis .30 MG

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