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Dutch Cerberus (AN 93) on 19 November 1952.
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Class: Dutch CERBERUS (AN 93)
AN 93: Design: Navy AN 78
Displacement (tons): 660 light, 910 full (AN 78-92 were 620 light, 860 full)
Dimensions (feet): 166' oa, 146' wl x 34' e/wl x 15' max nav.
Armament: 1-3"/50S 4-20mmS
Accommodations: 48
Speed (kts.): 12
Propulsion (HP): 1,500
Machinery: Geared diesel electric, 1 screw

AN 94-102: Design: French version of AN 93
Displacement (tons): Light 680 (Italian) and 630 (Spanish), standard 770 (French) and 763 (Spanish), 850 full (all except Spanish, 837)
Dimensions (feet): 165.5' (50.45m) with bow horns, 151.84' (46.28m) oa, 146' (44.50m) pp x 33.5' (10.20m) x 10.5' (3.21m) mean, 13.6' (4.16m) full
Armament: 1-40mmS aft (60 cal Mk.3 in the Spanish ship), 4-20mmS (Mk.10 in the Spanish ship)
Accommodations: 1 officer, 44 enlisted
Speed (kts.): 12 (14 trials)
Propulsion (HP): 1,600 (1,470 Italian)
Machinery: Geared diesel electric, 1 screw

Construction:
ANNameOrdBuilderKeelLaunchCompl
93Dutch CERBERUS1 Mar 1951Bethlehem Staten Is.14 Nov 195121 Apr 195230 Oct 1952
94French SCARABÉE5 Sep 1952CN Penhoët, Grand Quévilly15 May 195321 Nov 19539 Jun 1954
95French GRILLON5 Sep 1952CN Penhoët, Grand Quévilly7 Sep 195318 Feb 195423 Dec 1954
96French CRIQUET29 Sep 1952AC Seine Mar. Le Trait27 Aug 19533 Jun 19542 Dec 1954
97French FOURMI29 Sep 1952AC Seine Mar. Le Trait11 Sep 19536 Jul 195426 Feb 1955
98French CIGALE29 Sep 1952CN La Pallice10 Nov 195323 Sep 195424 Mar 1955
99Italian ALICUDI10 Dec 1952Cant. Ansaldo Livorno22 Apr 195411 Jul 195420 May 1955
100Italian FILICUDI10 Dec 1952Cant. Ansaldo Livorno19 Jul 195426 Sep 195420 May 1955
101Spanish CR 1 (CÍCLOPE)18 Feb 1953CN Penhoët, Grand Quévilly17 Mar 195428 Sep 19542 May 1955
102Spanish, canc.----------

Disposition:
ANNameTUS DecommUS StrikeUS DisposalUS FateMA Sale/Depart
93Dutch CERBERUS----10 Nov 1952Trf--
94French SCARABÉE----18 Nov 1954Trf--
95French GRILLON----24 Mar 1955Trf--
96French CRIQUET----24 Mar 1955Trf--
97French FOURMI----24 Jun 1955Trf--
98French CIGALE----24 Jun 1955Trf--
99Italian ALICUDI----20 May 1955Trf--
100Italian FILICUDI----20 May 1955Trf--
101Spanish CR 1 (CÍCLOPE)----29 Jul 1955Trf--
102Spanish, canc.----11 Jun 1954Canc.--

Class Notes:
All but AN 93 (MDAP) built as offshore procurement (OSP). All dropped from Naval Vessel Register (NVR) main listing during 1959 or 1960 although no formal US strike dates have been found. The armament of AN 93 closely resembled that of PASSAIC (AN 87). The later OSP ships differed in details, including the substitution of a single 40mm gun for the single 3"/50 in AN 93. The five French ships were covered by a contract between France and the US signed 28 May 1952. Their 40mm guns were removed soon after entering service and CIGALE and GRILLON also landed their 20mm guns (others did so occasionally), but the empty gun positions were left in place except in SCARABÉE. The signing of the Spanish-North American Agreements of 1953 helped begin the renewal of the Spanish fleet. The French ships had SEMT-Pielstick PA-1 diesels, the Italian ships had Maybach MBA 6H/D650/655 diesels, and the Spanish ship had two SCCM 18/V/16PA diesels, each of 800 bhp (or 900 bhp supercharged for one hour). She also had two Jeumont electric motors rated at 630 hp each that were connected to the single screw by a Messian reduction gear with a ratio of 7.1:1.

Ship Notes:
ANNameMANotes
93Dutch CERBERUSFY 1951. Delivered 30 Oct 1952. Trf to Netherlands and commissioned by them 10 Nov 1952. Refitted for use as diving tender Sep 1960-Sep 1961. Decomm. 3 Nov 1969, returned to US custody 17 Sep 1970 and transferred the same day to Turkey as AG 6. Still in service 2020.
94French SCARABÉEFY 1952. The French ordered G1 (AN 94) under OSP from the Chantiers Normandie Penhoët on 5 Sep 1952. The ship was assigned to France and named 30 Apr 1954. Builder's trials completed 4 Jun 1954 and proceded to Brest for official trials 9 Jun 1954. Transferred by the US to France under OSP at Brest 18 Nov 1954. Admitted to active service 15 Feb 1955 and soon assigned to Toulon. Designated in 1964 as support ship at Toulon for a submersible caisson, NÉMO, used to develop the missile ejection system for the first French SSBN, REDOUTABLE, and modified by the addition of two deckhouses, a scientific one behind the bridge and one for divers over the stern. Decomm process began 1 Nov 1987, flag lowered and to special reserve several weeks later. Sold 5 Dec 1989 by the Domaines (the French government property agency), towed out of Toulon to breakers 21 Mar 1990.
95French GRILLONFY 1952. The French ordered G2 (AN 95) under OSP from the Chantiers Normandie Penhoët on 5 Sep 1952. The ship was assigned to France and named 30 Apr 1954. Upon completion taken to Brest for trials. Transferred by the US to France under OSP at Brest 24 Mar 1955. Admitted to active service 25 Mar 1955, assigned to Lorient. Decomm process began 1 Feb 1988 and concluded on 26 Feb 1988 when the flag was lowered and the ship placed in special reserve. Briefly used as breakwater at Lorient with former destroyers TARTU and BOUVET, condemned 3 May 1990, sold and towed out of Lorient to breakers in Denmark 13 Jul 1990.
96French CRIQUETFY 1952. The French ordered G3 (AN 96) under OSP from the Ateliers et Chantiers de Seine-Maritime on 29 Sep 1952. The ship was assigned to France and named 30 Apr 1954. Left Seine-Maritime 1 Dec 1954 for Brest, conducting builders trials enroute. Transferred by the US to France under OSP at Brest 24 Mar 1955. Admitted to active service 25 Mar 1955 and soon assigned to Toulon. Decomm process began 10 Nov 1987, flag lowered and to special reserve several weeks later. Sold 5 Dec 1989 by the Domaines, towed out of Toulon to breakers 21 Mar 1990.
97French FOURMIFY 1952. The French ordered G4 (AN 97) under OSP from the Ateliers et Chantiers de Seine-Maritime on 29 Sep 1952. The ship was assigned to France and named 30 Apr 1954. Upon completion taken to Brest for trials. Transferred by the US to France under OSP at Brest 24 Jun 1955. Admitted to active service same date and soon assigned to Bizerte in independent Tunisia in 1956, to Toulon in 1962, and to Brest in 1982. Decomm process began in early 1988 and concluded on 29 Feb 1988 when the flag was lowered and the ship placed in special reserve. Condemned 5 Dec 1989, towed out of Landévennec near Brest 20 Mar 1990 to breakers in Rotterdam.
98French CIGALEFY 1952. The French ordered G05 (AN 98) under OSP from the Chantier Naval de La Pallice on 29 Sep 1952. The ship was assigned to France and named 30 Apr 1954. Upon completion taken to Brest for trials. Transferred by the US to France under OSP at Brest 24 Jun 1955. Admitted to active service same date and assigned to Brest. Decomm process began in early 1988 and concluded on 29 Feb 1988 when the flag was lowered and the ship placed in special reserve. Condemned 5 Dec 1989, towed out of Landévennec 20 Mar 1990 to breakers in Rotterdam.
99Italian ALICUDIFY 1952. Upon completion transferred by the US to Italy under OSP 20 May 1955. Decomm 30 Apr 1991. At La Spezia to BU by 18 Mar 1993.
100Italian FILICUDIFY 1953. Upon completion transferred by the US to Italy under OSP 20 May 1955. Decomm 1 Nov 1977, struck 15 Dec 1978.
101Spanish CR 1 (CÍCLOPE)FY 1953. Probably ordered as G6 (AN 101) by the French under OSP from the Chantiers Normandie Penhoët. Assigned to Spain, the ship was inscribed on the Spanish fleet list 11 Apr 1955, upon completion transferred by the US to Spain under OSP 29 Jul 1955, and named CR 1 (for Calarredes 1, calarredes meaning net tender). Assigned 29 Apr 1963 to the Submarine Command at Cartagena where she became a permanent fixture, even retaining her original armament. Her relative inactivity may have been due in part to her diesel-electric propulsion "which did not give all the performance that was expected." Renamed AC 01 in Sep 1980 and CÍCLOPE on 10 Jan 1983 after it was decided to give names to most auxiliary ships to honor earlier ships. Her side number, originally CR 1, was changed from AC 01 to A 13 on 30 Jun 1986. Struck 29 Oct 1993, expended as target 2 Dec 1999 off the Canary Islands by Navy and Air Force units in Exercise ALFEX-03/SINKEX-99.
102Spanish, canc.FY 1953? Planned for Spain but cancelled.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 5 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: Jean-Michel Roche, Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours. Tome II, 1870-2006 (France, 2005); https://www.netmarine.net/bat/listes/desindfr.htm; Franco Bargoni, Tutte le navi militari d'Italia, 1861-1986, (Rome, 1987); Juan Luis Coello Lillo, Buques de la Armada Española, La ayuda Americana y el programa de modernizacion (Aldaba Ediciones, Madrid, 1984).