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Belgian Navy.  Photographs and history of the ships of the Belgian Navy, from 1860 - present day

NAME

LAUNCHED / ACQUIRED

FATE

FRIGATES

Jan Breydel (ex-Barbara) (ex-Zinnia) 12th August 1915 Broken up 1952

Zinnia, February 1935.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2528

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2528

 
Artevelde (ex- K4, ex - Lorelei, ex - Artevelde) 28th August 1940 Broken up 1954

Artevelde in 1951.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

Artevelde, 1951.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

Artevelde (ex - Lorelei).  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

 
Luitenant Ter Zee Victor Billet (ex - PF57, ex - Sheboygan) 21st July 1943 Stricken 1957

F910 Luitenant Ter Zee Victor Billet.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

Wielingen Class                  View Class

Wielingen (F910) 30th March 1976 In service 2003
Westdiep (F911) 8th December 1975 In service 2003
Wandelaar (F912) 21st June 1977 In service 2003
Westhinder (F913) 28th January 1977 Stricken 1993

MINESWEEPERS

Ex - British Algerine Class

Adrien de Gerlache (M900) (ex - Liberty) 29th November 1949 Stricken 1969

A954 Adrien De Gerlache.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

Georges Lecointe (i) (M901) (ex - Cadmus) January 1950 Stricken 1959
Jan Van Harbeke (M902) (ex - Ready) 4th July 1951 Stricken 1960
A F Dufour (i) (M903) (ex - Fancy) 9th August 1951 Hulked 1959
De Brouwer (M904) (ex - Spanker) 25th February 1953 Stricken 1966

F904 De Brouwer.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

De Moor (M905) (ex - Rosario) 15th January 1953 Stricken 1969

F905 De Moor.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

Georges Lecointe (ii) (F901) (ex - Wallaceburg) 31st July 1959 Stricken 1969

F901 Georges Lecointe.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

A F Dufour (ii) (F903) (ex - Winnipeg) 7th August 1959 Stricken 1966

F903 A F Dufour.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

US Agile Class            View Class

Van Haverbeke (M902) (ex - MSO522) 9th December 1960 In service 1995
A F Dufour (M903) (ex - Lagen, ex - MSO498) 14th April 1966 In service 1995
De Brouwer (M904) (ex - Nansen, ex - MSO499) 14th April 1966 Stricken 1993
Breydel (M906) (ex - AM504) 15th February 1956 Stricken 1993
Artevelde (M907) (ex - AM503) 15th December 1955 Stricken 1985
Georges Truffaut (M908) (ex - AM515) 12th October 1956 In service 1995
Francois Bovesse(M909) (ex - AM516) 25th January 1957 Reserve 1995

US Adjutant Class

Diest (M910) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Taiwan 1969
Eeklo (M911) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Taiwan 1969
Lier (M912) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Taiwan 1969
Maaseick (M913) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Taiwan 1969
Roeselaere (M914) 1953 - 55 Stricken late 1980's
Arlon (M915) 1953 - 55 Stricken late 1980's
Bastogne (M916) 1953 - 55 Stricken late 1980's
Charleroi (M917) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Taiwan 1969
Sint Niklaas (M918) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Taiwan 1969
Sint Truiden (M919) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Greece 1969
Diksmuide (M920) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Taiwan 1969
Herve (M921) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Greece 1969
Malmedy (M922) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Greece 1969
Blankenberge (M923) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Greece 1969
Laroche (M924) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Greece 1969
De Panne (M925) 1953 - 55 Transferred to Taiwan 1969

De Panne, May 1970.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP5213

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Mechelen (M926) 1954 - 55 Stricken late 1980's

Mechelen, October 1962.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP5214

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP5214

Spa (M927) 1954 - 55 Munitions ship 1977 (A963)

Spa, October 1962.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP5215

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP5215

Stavelot (M928) 1954 - 55 Stricken 1987
Heist (M929) 1954 - 55 Degaussing ship 1977 (A964), restored as minesweeper 1985. Stricken 1992
Rochefort (M930) 1954 - 55 Stricken 1992
Knokke (M931) 1954 - 55 Stricken 1976

Knokke, August 1975.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP5216

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Nieuwport (M932) 1954 - 55 Stricken 1991
Koksijde (M933) 1954 - 55 Stricken 1991
Verviers (M934) 1956 Converted to Minehunter 1972, stricken 1988
Veurne (M935) 1956 Converted to survey vessel 1969, stricken 1987

Herstal Class

Tense (M470) 1956 Transferred to South Korea 1970
Hasselt (M471) 1956 Converted to ready duty ship late 1970s, broken up 1986
Kortrijk (M472) 1956 Converted to ready duty ship late 1970s, paid off 1989
Lokeren (M473) 1956 Paid off 1987
Turnhout (M474) 1957 Paid off 1991
Tongeren (M475) 1957 Paid off 1991
Merksem (M476) 1957 Paid off 1992
Oudenaerde (M477) 1957 Paid off 1989
Herstal (M478) 1957 Converted to survey ship 1970,paid off 1991
Huy (M479) 1957 Converted to ready duty ship late 1970s, paid off 1990
Seraing (M480) 1957 Paid off 1990
Tournai (M481) 1957 Transferred to South Korea 1970
Vise (M482) 1958 Paid off 1991
Ougree (M483) 1958 Paid off 1992
Dinant (M484) 1958 Paid off 1992
Andenne (M485) 1958 Paid off 1991

Aster Class             View Class

Aster (M915) 6th June 1985 In service 2003
Bellis (M916) 14th February 1986 In service 2003
Crocus (M917) 6th August 1986 In service 2003 as munitions ship
Dianthus (M918) 20th February 1987 Stricken 1993
Fuchsia (M919) 23rd September 1987 Stricken 1993
Iris (M920) 21st April 1987 Stricken 1993
Lobelia (M921) 6th January 1988 In service 2003
Myosotis (M922) 4th August 1988 In service 1995 as munitions ship
Narcis (M923) 30th March 1990 In service 2003
Primula (M924) 17th December 1990 In service 2003

OTHER

Kamina (AP907) (ex - Royal Harold, ex - Hermann von Wissmann) 1950 Initially ordered for Poland, launched 26th December 1940.  Completed as depot ship Hermann von Wissman.  Seized by British in 1945, becoming Royal Harold, and given to Belgium in 1950.  Stricken 1967

AP907 Kamina, departing for Korea.  Contributed by Daniel Develter.

 
Godetia (A960) 7th December 1965 In service 2005

A960 Godetia at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

Copyright of Nick Newns.   A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  NN134

A960 Godetia at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

Copyright of Nick Newns.   A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  NN153

A960 Godetia at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

Copyright of Nick Newns.   A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  NN126

A960 Godetia at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

Copyright of Nick Newns.   A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  NN128

A960 Godetia at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD467

A960 Godetia alongside at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD468

Godetia.  Support ship of the Belgian Navy.  Off Malta, 1998.

Launched 7th December 1965.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM161

A960 Godetia.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX044

 
Zinnia (A961) 6th May 1967 In service 1995

Zinnia, May 1970.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP5217

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP5217

 
Belgica (A962) 1984 In service 2003

A962 Belgica.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX045

A962 Belgica.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX046

 

A954 Zeemeeuw.

Ex - Civilian tug.  Built 1971.  Acquired by Belgian Navy December 1981.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.   PDX458

 

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