Sunday, 29 April 2018

Belgian mine hunter Bellis (M916) 1984-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2018

Laid down on 9 February 1984 at the Mercantile-Belyard scheepswerf at Rupelmonde, launched on 14 February two years later and commissioned on 13 August. Of the international tripartite-design, in Belgium known as the Bellis-class. Displacement 550 tons and as dimensions 51,50 x 8,96 x 3,60 and a height of 18,50 metres. Speed 15 knots and a range of 3.000 nautical miles. Her crew numbers 34 (included 4 officers) men. The armament consisted of 3-0.50” machine guns. MMSI 205207000 and call sign ORGB.