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HNLMS Drenthe (D816)
Ausländische Kriegsschiffe an der Tirpitzmole zur Kieler Woche 1975 (Kiel 66.236).jpg
Drenthe at the Kieler Woche 1975
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Drenthe
Namesake: Drenthe
Builder: NDSM, Amsterdam
Laid down: 9 January 1954
Launched: 26 March 1955
Commissioned: 1 August 1957
Decommissioned: 24 November 1980
Fate: Sold to the Peruvian Navy
Career (Peru)
Name: Guise
Acquired: 1981
Decommissioned: 1985
Identification: DD72
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 Drenthe (D816) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Drenthe ) was a destroyer of the Friesland class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1956 to 1980. The destroyer was named after the Dutch province of Drenthe and was the fourth ship with this name. In 1980 the ship was taken out of service and sold to Peru where it was renamed Guise. The ship's radio call sign was "PALZ".[1]

Dutch service history

HNLMS Drenthe was one of eight Friesland-class destroyers and was built at the NDSM in Amsterdam. The keel laying took place on 9 January 1954 and the launching on 26 March 1955. The ship was put into service on 1 August 1957.[2]

On 12 March 1979 she and the frigates Tromp and Kortenaer and the replenishment ship Poolster departed for a trip to the Far East to show the flag.[3]

A fire broke out in the engine room on 12 November 1980 during the last journey the ship made. Two crewman 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. The ship was however so damaged by the fire that the Rotterdam had to tow her to the harbor.[4]

On 24 November 1980 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Peruvian Navy.[5]

Peruvian service history

The ship was put into service on 3 June 1981 where the ship was renamed Guise and decommissioned in 1991.[2]


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