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HNLMS Amsterdam (D819)
Aankomst Hr Ms Fregat Piet Hein Hr Ms jager Amsterdam, Bestanddeelnr 912-5862.jpg
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Amsterdam
Namesake: Amsterdam
Builder: NDSM, Amsterdam
Laid down: 26 March 1955
Launched: 25 August 1956
Commissioned: 10 April 1958
Decommissioned: 12 May 1980
Fate: Sold to the Peruvian Navy
Career (Peru)
Name: Villar
Acquired: 1980
Decommissioned: 1991
Identification: DD77
Status: decommissioned
General characteristics
Type: Friesland-class destroyer
Displacement: 2497 standard, 3070 tons full load
Length: 116 m (381 ft)
Beam: 11.7 m (38 ft)
Draught: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines, 4 BW boilers, Super-heated steam @ 620psi, 60,000 hp
Speed: 36 kn (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 18 kn (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: 284
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar LW-02, DA-01, ZW-01, M45, Sonar Type PAE 1N, Type CWE 10

HNLMS Amsterdam (D819) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Amsterdam ) was a destroyer of the Friesland class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1957 to 1980. The destroyer was named after the Dutch city of Amsterdam and was the nineteenth ship with this name. In 1980 the ship was taken out of service and sold to Peru where it was renamed Villar. The ship's radio call sign was "PABH".[1]

Dutch service history[edit | edit source]

HNLMS Amsterdam was one of eight Friesland-class destroyers and was built at the NDSM in Amsterdam. The keel laying took place on 26 March 1955 and the launching on 25 August 1956. The ship was put into service on 10 April 1958.[2]

In the late 1950s the ship received a test installation that had earlier been on the Mercuur for testing the use of the British MK 20E torpedo.[3]

The ship left on 8 October 1959 for Netherlands New Guinea visiting the ports of Gibraltar, Palermo, Beirut, Port Said, Colombo, Fremantle, Perth and Port Darwin along the way. The ship would arrive on 29 November in Biak. 10 April 1961 Amsterdam and HNLMS Piet Hein left for the Netherlands where they would arrive 20 months later.

On 12 May 1980 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Peruvian Navy.[4]

Peruvian service history[edit | edit source]

The ship was put into service on 23 May 1980 where the ship was renamed Villar and decommissioned in 1991.[2]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Amsterdam (D819)". www.navyinside.nl. http://www.navyinside.nl/frontpage/amsterdam_d819. Retrieved 15 September 2018. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "helis.com". https://www.helis.com/database/unit/534-HrMs-Amsterdam/. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 
  3. "Frieslandklasse onderzeebootjagers". www.marineschepen.nl. 5 August 2016. https://marineschepen.nl/schepen/onderzeebootjagers-friesland.html. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 
  4. "onzevloot.weebly.com". www.onzevloot.weebly.com. http://onzevloot.weebly.com/hrms-amsterdam-d-819.html. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 

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