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HNLMS Rotterdam (D818)
D818 Rotterdam (7164216823).jpg
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Rotterdam
Namesake: Rotterdam
Builder: RDM, Rotterdam
Laid down: 7 January 1954
Launched: 26 January 1956
Commissioned: 28 February 1957
Decommissioned: 15 May 1981
Fate: Sold to the Peruvian Navy
Career (Peru)
Name: Diez Canseco
Acquired: 1981
Decommissioned: 1991
Identification: DD79
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 Rotterdam (D818) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Rotterdam ) was a destroyer of the Friesland class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1957 to 1981. The destroyer was named after the Dutch city of Rotterdam and was the nineteenth ship with this name. In 1981 the ship was taken out of service and sold to Peru where it was renamed Diez Canseco. The ship's radio call sign was "PAFQ".[1]

Dutch service history[]

HNLMS Rotterdam was one of eight Friesland-class destroyers and was built at the RDM in Rotterdam. The keel laying took place on 7 January 1954 and the launching on 26 January 1956. The ship was put into service on 28 February 1957.[2]

Rotterdam towed Drenthe to the harbor after a fire had broken out in that ships engine room on 12 November 1980. Two crewman of the Drenthe died during the fire and four were injured. The fire was caused by an attempt to burn paper in the engine room. That day Drenthe was in the Caribbean to relieve Rotterdam as station ship.[3]

On 15 May 1981 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Peruvian Navy.[4]

==Peruvian service history==

The ship was put into service on 29 June 1981 where the ship was renamed Diez Canseco and decommissioned in 1991.[2]


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