Net-class boom defence vessel

Summary

The Net class were a class of boom defence vessels of the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy during World War II.

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HMS Falconet
Class overview
NameNet class
Builders
Operators
Built1938–1939
In commission1939–1958
Completed11
Lost1
General characteristics [1]
TypeBoom defence vessel
Displacement530 long tons (539 t)
Length
  • 159 ft 9 in (48.69 m) o/a
  • 135 ft (41 m) p/p
Beam30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)
Draught9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion
Speed11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Complement32
Armament1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun

ShipsEdit

Of the eleven ships of the class ten were built in shipyards in northern England and Scotland, while the eleventh was built in Sydney, Australia.[2][3] One ship, HMS Bayonet, was lost when it struck a mine in the Firth of Forth on 21 December 1939, probably laid by the U-21 on 4 November.[4]

Royal NavyEdit

  • HMS Bayonet (Z05)
  • HMS Bownet (Z90)
  • HMS Burgonet (Z33)
  • HMS Dragonet (Z82)
  • HMS Falconet (Z19)
  • HMS Magnet (Z27)
  • HMS Martinet (Z41)
  • HMS Planet (Z50)
  • HMS Plantagenet (Z63)
  • HMS Signet (Z10)
  • HMS Sonnet (Z47)

Royal Australian NavyEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boom and harbour defence vessels" (PDF). godfreydykes.info. 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur (2012). "Net class Boom defence vessels (UK)". uboat.net. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur (2012). "Net class Boom defence vessels (AUS)". uboat.net. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur (2012). "HMS Bayonet (Z 05)". uboat.net. Retrieved 18 August 2012.

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