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HNLMS Groningen (D813)
Dutch destroyer Groningen (D813) underway c1959.jpg
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Groningen
Namesake: Groningen
Builder: NDSM, Amsterdam
Laid down: 21 February 1952
Launched: 9 January 1954
Commissioned: 12 September 1956
Decommissioned: 20 January 1981
Fate: Sold to the Peruvian Navy
Career (Peru)
Name: Gálvez
Acquired: 1981
Decommissioned: 1991
Identification: DD78
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 Groningen (D813) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Groningen ) was a destroyer of the Friesland class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1956 to 1981. The destroyer was named after the Dutch province of Groningen and was the eleventh ship with this name. In 1981 the ship was taken out of service and sold to Peru where it was renamed Gálvez. The ship's radio call sign was "PACX".[1]

Dutch service history[edit | edit source]

HNLMS Groningen was one of eight Friesland-class destroyers and was built at the NDSM in Amsterdam. The keel laying took place on 21 February 1952 and the launching on 9 January 1954. The ship was put into service on 12 September 1956.[2]

On 8 June 1977 Groningen, with the frigate Tromp, the replenishment ship Poolster and destroyer Overijssel, visited Leningrad. This was the first Dutch squadron to visit Leningrad in twenty one years.[3][4]

On 20 January 1981 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Peruvian Navy.[5]

==Peruvian service history==

The ship was put into service on 2 March 1981 where the ship was renamed Gálvez and decommissioned in 1991.[2]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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