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Thursday, March 16th 2017, 9:14pm

Belgium Q1/1948 Report

Kingdom of Belgium Q1/1948 Report

A. Industrial Output


5.5 Factories:
Fixed IP: 2
Flexible IP: 0
Ship Tonnage: 3.5

B. Transfers and Acquisitions
500 tons from the Netherlands for destroyer purchases

C. Unit Relocations
MS-5 Tongeren completed and commissions with 2nd Mine Warfare Squadron at Ostend on 20 March

D. Navy Programme

Resources Allocated: 3,500 tons
Previous Surplus: 6,489 tons
Unused Scrap: 0 tons
Construction Requirements (See Appendix A): 3,234 tons
Total surplus: 7,255 tons
Scrap Available: 0 tons

E. Infrastructure Programme

Resources Allocated: 0.2 IP
Previous Surplus: 0 IP
Resources Used: 0.2 IP
Carry-over: 0 IP
Infrastructure Development:
0.1 IP to Belgian factory totalling 6.6 IP
0.1 IP to Type 1 Floating Dock under construction at Zeebrugge totalling 1.2 IP

F. Summary Order Of Battle at End of Quarter

Note: X (Y) +Z = completed/in service (under repair/refit/rebuild) + under construction.

Heavy Cruisers: 1 + 0
Light Cruisers: 2 + 1
Destroyers: 9 + 0
Sloops: 2 + 0
Escorts: 4 + 2
Minesweepers: 13 + 0
MTB: 48 + 0
Riverine Patrol Boats: 24 + 0
Training Ships: 3 + 0
Tankers: 2 + 0
Destroyer Depot Ships: 2 (1) + 0
Fleet Replenishment Ships: 1 + 0
Tugs: 2 + 0

G. Miscellaneous Works
DT-1 Groenendael, 25% refit in harbour to refurbish internal fittings, cost 2,443.5 tons taking 5 months, 1,221 tons this quarter for 1,221 tons

APPENDIX A: DETAILED SHIPBUILDING REPORT

Zeebrugge:
S-1a:

S-1b:
Rochefort Spa Class Escort
Laid Down: 1 October 1947
Launched: 1 January 1948
361 tons this quarter for 722 tons
Completion due 1 June 1948

D-1a:

1 Type 1 Floating Dock, under construction, see section E

Beiliard, Ostend:
S-0a:

S-0b:

D-0a:

Cockerill, Antwerp:
S-3a:

S-1a:
Nieuwpoort Spa Class Escort
Laid Down: 1 October 1947
Launched: 1 January 1948
361 tons this quarter for 722 tons
Completion due 1 June 1948

S-0a:

D-3a:
Queen Julianna Training Cruiser
Laid Down: 1 January 1948
Launched: 1 June 1948
1,141 tons this quarter for 1,141 tons
Completion due: 15 March 1949

D-2a:

D-1a:

Small Craft
Tongeren, Herstal Class Minesweeper, 150 tons

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Thursday, March 16th 2017, 9:16pm

Belgian Order of Battle 1948

Antwerp
1st Cruiser Squadron: CA-1 King Albert, CL-1 Wandelaar, CL-4 Wielingen
1st Destroyer Squadron: DD-1 Les Quatre Journées, DD-2 Van Haverbeke, DD-3 A.F. Dufour, DD-4 Breydel, DD-5 De Brouwer, DD-6 Georges Truffaut, DD-7 Francois Bovesse, DD-8 Prince Leopold, DD-9 Prince Charles
1st Mine Warfare Squadron: MW-1 – MW-6
1st Support Squadron: DT-1 Groenendael, T-1 Tresignes, TU-1 Wesp, RT-1 Ekster Cornelius
Training Squadron: TS-1 Artevelde, TS-2 Dinant, TS-3 Huy

Zeebrugge
1st Escort Squadron: PC-1 – PC-6 [Q4/47 PC-1 Spa, PC-2 Mechelen, PC-3 Heist and PC-4 Andenne, PC-1 – PC-6 decom, Q2/48 PC-5 Rochefort and PC-6 Nieuwpoort]
Fishery Protection Squadron: CS-1 Zinnia, CS-2 Godetia
2nd Patrol Squadron: RPB-13 – RPB-24
1st Motor Torpedo Squadron: MTB-1 – MTB-12
2nd Motor Torpedo Squadron: MTB-13 – MTB-24
2nd Support Squadron: DT-2 Zenobe Gramme, TU-2 Mier, T-2 Krekel

Ostend
2nd Mine Warfare Squadron: MS-1 Herstal, MS-2 Hasselt, MS-3 Lokeren, MS-4 Turnhout, MS-5 Tongeren MS-7 – MS-9
1st Patrol Squadron: RPB-1 – RPB-12
3rd Motor Torpedo Squadron: MTB-25 – MTB-36
4th Motor Torpedo Squadron: MTB-37 – MTB-48