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Schorpioen, Sittard, Rotterdam, Mercuur, Holland, Tonijn

HNLMS Schorpioen launched

18 January 1868, today 150 years ago HNLMS Schorpioen was launched at Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

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HNLMS Tonijn decommissioned

10 January 1991, today 27 years ago Dutch Potvis-class HNLMS Tonijn (S805) was decommissioned, now a museum ship in Den Helder, Netherlands

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Tug Holland into service

29 December 1951, today 66 years ago Tug Holland entered service

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HNLMS Sittard commissioned

19 December 1956, today 61 years ago HNLMS Sittard (M830) was commissioned

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HNLMS Schorpioen

Some pretty rare pictures of Dutch Schorpioen-class monitor HNLMS Schorpioen, provided by Ron van Maanen, taken during her renovation at 'The Schelde' shipyard in Vlissingen (Netherlands) in 1985.


She was then transferred to Middelburg as a museum ship. In 1998 the Royal Netherlands Navy purchased her back and she is now part of the Marine Museum in Den Helder as pictured below:

Schorpioen 2

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