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Belgium Report Q4/48

Kingdom of Belgium Q4/1948 Report

A. Industrial Output


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

B. Transfers and Acquisitions

C. Unit Relocations
ZM-2 Seraing completes and commissions with 2nd Support Squadron at Zeebrugge on 1 December
MT-5 and MT-6 complete and commission with 1st Motor Torpedo Squadron at Zeebrugge on 14 November

D. Navy Programme

Resources Allocated: 3,500 tons
Previous Surplus: 5,190.5 tons
Unused Scrap: 0 tons
Construction Requirements (See Appendix A): 5,613.5 tons
Total surplus: 3,077 tons
Scrap Available: 0 tons

E. Infrastructure Programme

Resources Allocated: 0.4 IP
Previous Surplus: 0 IP
Resources Used: 0.4 IP
Carry-over: 0 IP
Infrastructure Development:
0.1 IP plus 0.1 bonus IP to Belgian factory totalling 6.9 IP
0.1 IP plus 0.1 bonus IP to Type 1 Floating Dock under construction at Zeebrugge totalling 1.5 IP

F. Summary Order Of Battle at End of Quarter

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

Aircraft Carriers: 0 + 1
Heavy Cruisers: 1 + 0
Light Cruisers: 2 + 2
Destroyers: 9 + 0
Sloops: 2 + 0
Escorts: 6 + 0
Minesweepers: 10 + 0
MTB: 48 + 0
Riverine Patrol Boats: 24 + 0
Training Ships: 3 + 0
Tankers: 2 + 0
Destroyer Depot Ships: 2 + 0
Fleet Replenishment Ships: 1 + 0
Diving Tender: 1 + 0
Survey Ships: 0 + 1
Tugs: 2 + 0

G. Miscellaneous Works
DT-2 Zenobe Gramme, 25% refit in harbour to refurbish internal fittings, cost 2,443.5 tons taking 5 months, 1,221.5 tons this quarter for 2,443.5 tons, completed this quarter.

APPENDIX A: DETAILED SHIPBUILDING REPORT

Zeebrugge:
S-1a:
Astrolabe Survey Ship
Laid Down: 1 April 1948
Launched: 15 August 1948
393 tons this quarter for 1,179 tons
Completion due 15 February 1949

S-1b:

D-1a:

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

Beiliard, Ostend:
S-0a:

S-0b:

D-0a:

Cockerill, Antwerp:
S-3a:
Wandelaar Aircraft Carrier
Laid Down: 1 July 1948
Launched: 15 February 1949
1,500 tons this quarter for 3,000 tons
Completion due 1 January 1950

S-1a:

S-0a:

D-3a:
Queen Julianna Training Cruiser
Laid Down: 1 January 1948
Launched: 1 June 1948
1,141 tons this quarter for 4,564 tons
Completion due: 15 March 1949

D-2a:
Westdiep Light Cruiser
Laid Down: 1 July 1948
Launched: 1 December 1948
1,096 tons this quarter for 2,192 tons
Completion due: 15 September 1949

D-1a:

Small Craft
Seraing, Herstal Class Torpedo Retriever, 150 tons
2x M48 Class MTB, 56 tons each, 112 tons total