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Wolf-class destroyer
Class overview
Name: Wolf class destroyer
Operators:  Royal Netherlands Navy
Succeeded by: Admiralen-class destroyer
Built: 1910 to 1913
In commission: 1911-1928
Completed: Eight
Retired: 8
General characteristics
Displacement: 510 tons normal
Length: 70.5 m
Beam: 6.6m
Draught: 2.8 m
Installed power: 8500 hp
Propulsion: 2 shaft steam turbines, 4 Yarrow type boilers
Speed: 30  knots
Range: 2,360 nmi (4,370 km) at 8 knots (15 km/h), 670 nmi (1,240 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 83
Armament: 4 75 mm guns, 4 machineguns and 2 457 mm torpedo tubes

The Wolf class destroyer was a class of eight destroyers that were built between 1910 and 1913 for the Royal Netherlands Navy to serve in the Dutch East Indies. They were the first Dutch destroyers built after a British design. The first six ships were built by De Schelde shipyards in Vlissingen, and the last two by Fijenoord in Rotterdam. Although officially named the Wolf class they are often referred to as the Roofdier class. The ships were replaced at the end of the 1920s by the Admiralen class destroyer.


  • Hr. Ms. Wolf (1910–1924)
  • Hr. Ms. Fret (1910–1922)
  • Hr. Ms. Bulhond (1911–1927)
  • Hr. Ms. Jakhals (1912–1928)
  • Hr. Ms. Hermelijn (1913–1925)
  • Hr. Ms. Lynx (1912–1928)
  • Hr. Ms. Vos (1913–1928)
  • Hr. Ms. Panter (1913–1934)

They are named after mammals of the order Carnivora (Roofdieren in Dutch). Their names in English, in the sequence listed, mean: wolf, ferret, bulldog, jackal, ermine, lynx, fox and panther.


  • Conway's All the World's Fighting ships 1906-1921

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