HNLMS Piet Hein (1927)
|Laid down:||26 August 1925|
|Launched:||2 April 1927|
|Commissioned:||25 January 1929|
|Fate:||Sunk in the Battle of Badung Strait, 19 February 1942|
|Class and type:||Admiralen-class destroyer|
|Length:||98 m (321 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||9.53 m (31 ft 3 in)|
|Draft:||2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)|
|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)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 Fokker floatplane, but no catapult|
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.
On 23 August 1936 Sumatra, her sister Java and the destroyers Van Galen, Witte de With and Piet Hein were 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 practised in the South China Sea.
World War II
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.
- Visser, Jan. "Admiralen-class destroyers". Royal Netherlands Navy Warships of World War II. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Maritieme kalender 1936". Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Maritieme kalender 1938". Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- Smit, N.R.J. (2011). De ondergang van Hr. Ms. Piet Hein: de slag in de straat Badung 19/20 februari 1942. Maasluis: Smit. ISBN 9789090263137.