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Atjeh-class cruiser
Hr. Ms. Tromp KM.jpg
HNLMS Tromp
Class overview
Name: Atjeh class
Builders: Rijkswerf, Amsterdam
Operators: Royal Netherlands Navy
Completed: 6
General characteristics
Type: Unprotected cruiser
Displacement: 3,425 tons
Length: 93.05 m (305 ft 3 in)
Beam: 12.497 m (41 ft 0 in)
Draught: 6.706 m (22 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: 3,300 hp (2,500 kW)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Complement: 306
Armament: 6 × 6.7 in (17 cm) (6 × 1)
8 × 4.7 in (12 cm) (8 × 1)

The Atjeh class was a class of unprotected cruisers of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The class comprised Atjeh, Tromp, Koningin Emma der Nederlanden, De Ruyter, Van Speyk and Johan Willem Friso.

Design[edit | edit source]

Dimensions and machinery[edit | edit source]

The ships of the class were 92.05 metres (302 ft 0 in) long, had a beam of 12.497 metres (41 ft 0 in), a draught of 6.706 metres (22 ft 0 in), and had a displacement of 3,425 ton. The ships were equipped with reciprocating engines, which were rated at 3,300 ihp (2,500 kW) and produced a top speed of 14 knots (26 km/h).

Armament[edit | edit source]

The ships were armed with six 6.7 in (17 cm) guns and eight single 4.7 in (12 cm) guns.

Construction[edit | edit source]

All ships were laid down at the Rijkswerf in Amsterdam and launched between 1876 and 1886.

Name Launched Commissioned Fate
HNLMS Atjeh 1876
HNLMS Tromp 1877
HNLMS Koningin Emma der Nederlanden 1879 1943 scuttled[1]
HNLMS De Ruyter 1880 1885[2] 1900 sold for scrapping[2]
HNLMS Van Speyk 1882
HNLMS Johan Willem Friso 1886

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