|HNLMS De Ruyter (1974)|
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HNLMS De Ruyter at sea
|Namesake:||Michiel de Ruyter|
|Builder:||KM de Schelde, Vlissingen|
|Laid down:||22 December 1971|
|Launched:||9 March 1974|
|Commissioned:||3 June 1976|
|Decommissioned:||3 October 2001|
|Length:||133.2 m (437 ft 0 in)|
|Beam:||14.8 m (48 ft 7 in)|
|Draught:||6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)|
|Range:||5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)|
|Sensors and |
|Aircraft carried:||1 × Westland Lynx helicopter|
|Aviation facilities:||1 helicopter pad & hangar|
HNLMS De Ruyter (F806) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. De Ruyter ) was a frigate of the Tromp class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1976 to 2001. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Michiel de Ruyter. The ship's radio call sign was "PAEP".
Service history[edit | edit source]
HNLMS De Ruyter was one of two Tromp-class frigates and was built at the KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 22 December 1971 and the launching on 9 March 1974. The ship was put into service on 3 June 1976.
The De Ruyter and the frigates Callenburgh, Jan van Brakel, Van Kinsbergen and the replenishment ship Poolster departed from Den Helder on 13 January 1986 for a trip to the Far East to show the flag and promote Dutch trade. The ships returned on 19 June.
Notes[edit | edit source]
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- "helis.com". https://www.helis.com/database/unit/330-HrMs-De-Ruyter/. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- "scheepvaartmuseum.nl :: Maritieme kalender 1986". http://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/knowledgebase/calendar%7C1986. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "Tromp klasse/ Geleide-wapenfregatten". www.marineschepen.nl. 20 May 2014. https://marineschepen.nl/schepen/tromp.html. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
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