HNLMS Piet Hein (1927)

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Hr. Ms. Piet Hein
Piet Hein
Career Royal Netherlands Navy Ensign
Name: Piet Hein
Namesake: Piet Hein
Laid down: 26 August 1925
Launched: 2 April 1927
Commissioned: 25 January 1929
Fate: Sunk in the Battle of Badung Strait, 19 February 1942
General characteristics
Class & type: Admiralen-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,316 long tons (1,337 t) standard
1,640 long tons (1,666 t) full load
Length: 98 m (321 ft 6 in)
Beam: 9.53 m (31 ft 3 in)
Draft: 2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)
Propulsion: Parsons geared turbines
3 × Yarrow type boilers
31,000 hp (23 MW)
2 shafts
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 3,200 nmi (5,900 km; 3,700 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 149
Armament: • 4 × 4.7 in (120 mm) guns (4×1)
• 2 × 3 in (76 mm) AA guns (2×1)
• 4 × .50 calibre machine guns
• 6 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2×3)
• 24 × mines
Aircraft carried: 1 Fokker floatplane, but no catapult

HNLMS Piet Hein (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Piet Hein) was an Admiralen-class destroyer of the Royal Netherlands Navy, named after 17th century Dutch Admiral Piet Hein.

Service history[edit]

The ship was laid down on 26 August 1925 at the shipyard of Burgerhout's Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek in Rotterdam and launched on 2 April 1927. The ship was commissioned on 25 January 1929.[1]

On 23 August 1936 Sumatra, her sister Java and the destroyers Van Galen, Witte de With and Piet Hein where present at the fleet days held at Surabaya. Later that year on 13 November both Java-class cruisers and the destroyers Evertsen, Witte de With and Piet Hein made a fleet visit to Singapore. Before the visit they had practiced in the Chinese Sea.[2]

On 13 October 1938 she collided with the cruiser Java in the Sunda Strait. Java had to be repaired at Surabaya.[3]

World War II[edit]

She served mostly in the Netherlands East Indies, and when war broke out in 1941 she was at Surabaya. She took part in Battle of Badung Strait in the night of 18–19 February 1942, where she was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese destroyer Asashio, with a loss of 64 men, including its captain J.M.L.I. Chömpff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "netherlandsnavy.nl". Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  2. ^ "scheepvaartmuseum.nl :: Maritieme kalender 1936". Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  3. ^ "scheepvaartmuseum.nl :: Maritieme kalender 1938". Retrieved 2014-02-30. 


Coordinates: 8°40′S 115°20′E / 8.667°S 115.333°E / -8.667; 115.333