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ROYAL DUTCH NAVY (NETHERLANDS)

TORPEDO SHIPS

FRIESLAND destroyers (1956-1958)

Friesland 1960

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Friesland D812 428 Nederlandse Dok- en Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam 17/12/1951 21/2/1953 22/3/1956 stricken 6/1979
Groningen D813 429 Nederlandse Dok- en Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam 21/2/1952 9/1/1954 12/9/1956 to Peru 3/1981 (Gálvez)
Limburg D814 271 KM De Schelde, Vlissingen 28/11/1953 5/9/1955 31/10/1956 to Peru 6/1980 (Capitan Quiñones)
Overijssel D815 729 Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam 15/10/1953 8/8/1955 4/10/1957 to Peru 6/1982 (Colonel Bolognesi)
Drenthe D816 436 Nederlandse Dok- en Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam 9/1/1954 26/3/1955 1/8/1957 to Peru 6/1981 (Guise)
Utrecht D817 272 KM De Schelde, Vlissingen 15/2/1954 2/6/1956 1/10/1957 to Peru 10/1980 (Castilla)
Rotterdam D818 277 Rotterdamse Droogdok Mij 7/1/1954 26/1/1956 28/2/1957 to Peru 6/1981 (Diez Canseco)
Amsterdam D819 437 Nederlandse Dok- en Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam 26/3/1955 25/8/1956 10/4/1958 to Peru 5/1980 (Villar)
  

Displacement standard, t

2497

Displacement full, t

3070

Length, m

112.8 pp 116.0 oa

Breadth, m

11.7

Draught, m

5.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Werkspoor geared steam turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 4000(18)

Armament

2 x 2 - 120/50 Bofors No.10, 6 x 1 - 40/70 Bofors SP48, 2 x 4 - 375 Bofors ASWRL, 2 DCR

Sensors

LW-02, DA-01, ZW-01, M45 radars, type 170B, 162 sonars

Complement

284

Ship project history: The major difference between the Friesland class and their predecessors lay in the increased size and power of their propulsion machinery, which was identical to that of the US Gearing class; 42.8kts was attained on trials. The increase in length and displacement enabled them to carry a heavier battery of light AA guns: four single 40mm were grouped around a built-up after structure carrying the lattice mainmast, and a further two were fitted forward of the bridge.

Modernizations: 1960, Utrecht; 1961, Overijssel: + 8 - 533 ASW TT

early 1960s, Utrecht, Overijssel: - 8 - 533 ASW TT

mid-1960s, all: - 2 x 1 - 40/70 (fwd)

early 1970s, all: - type 170B, 162 sonars; + CWE-610N, PAE-1N sonars

1970s, all: - LW-02, DA-01, ZW-01 radars; + LW-03, DA-05, ZW-06, Decca TM1229 radars

1977-1978, all: - FC radar for 40mm guns

Naval service: No significant events.

Drenthe 1980

Ivan Gogin, 2015