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HNLMS Piet Hein (1894)
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Piet Hein
Builder: Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij
Laid down: 189?
Launched: 16 August 1894
Commissioned: 3 January 1896
Decommissioned: 1914
General characteristics
Type: Evertsen-class coastal defence ship
Displacement: 3,464 tons
Length: 86.2 m (282 ft 10 in)
Beam: 14.33 m (47 ft 0 in)
Draught: 5.23 m (17 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 4,700 hp (3,500 kW), two shafts
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 263
Armament: 2 × 8.2 in (21 cm) (1 × 2)
1 × 8.2 in (21 cm) (1 × 1)
2 × 15 cm (5.9 in) (2 × 1)
6 × 7.5 cm (3.0 in) (6 × 1)
8 × 1pdr (8 × 1)
3 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour: 6 in (15 cm) belt
9.5 in (24 cm) barbette

HNLMS Piet Hein (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Piet Hein ) was a Evertsen-class coastal defence ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Design[edit | edit source]

The ship was 86.2 metres (282 ft 10 in) long, had a beam of 14.33 metres (47 ft 0 in), a draught of 5.23 metres (17 ft 2 in), and had a displacement of 3,464 ton. The ship was equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 4,700 ihp (3,500 kW) and produced a top speed of 16 knots (30 km/h). The ship had a belt armour of 6 in (15 cm) and 9.5 in (24 cm) barbette armour. The main armament of the ship was three 8.2 in (21 cm) guns in a double and single turret. Secondary armament included two single 15 cm (5.9 in) guns and six single 7.5 cm (3.0 in) guns.[1]

Service history[edit | edit source]

The ship was built at by Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij in Rotterdam and launched on 16 August 1894. The ship was commissioned on 3 January 1896. On 11 May 1896 during the harbor strikes in Rotterdam a ban on assembly was decreed. Two days later HNLMS Kortenaer patrols the Meuse. The ship was later relieved by her sister ships HNLMS Evertsen, Piet Hein and the police schooner Argus. 300 grenadiers were deployed during the strikes. The strikes were ended on 21 may.[2]

In 1900 the ships together with the HNLMS Holland and HNLMS Koningin Wilhelmina der Nederlanden was send to Shanghai to save guard European citizens and Dutch interests in the region during the Boxer Rebellion. Piet Hein returns in February 1901 to Soerabaja in the Dutch East Indies.[3]

The ships is finally decommissioned in 1914.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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