|HNLMS Piet Hein (1978)|
File:HNLMS Piet Hein (F811).jpg|
Piet Hein at sea
|Namesake:||Piet Pieterszoon Hein|
|Builder:||KM de Schelde, Vlissingen|
|Laid down:||28 April 1977|
|Launched:||3 June 1978|
|Commissioned:||14 April 1981|
|Fate:||sold to United Arab Emirates|
|Career (United Arab Emirates)|
|Commissioned:||27 June 1998|
|Fate:||Rebuilt as yacht|
|Class & type:||Kortenaer-class frigate|
|Length:||130 m (426 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)|
|Draft:||4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)|
|Endurance:||4,700 nautical miles at 16 knots (8,700 km at 30 km/h)|
|Aircraft carried:||2 × Sea Lynx helicopters (1 in peacetime)|
HNLMS Piet Hein (F811) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Piet Hein ) was a frigate of the Kortenaer class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1981 to 1998. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Piet Pieterszoon Hein. The ship's radio call sign was "PAVM".
Dutch service history
HNLMS Piet Hein was built at KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 28 April 1977 and the launching on 3 June 1978. The ship was put into service on 14 April 1981.
On 8 February 1982, the ship, with the frigates Tromp, Callenburgh, Van Speijk, the destroyer Overijssel and the replenishment ship Zuiderkruis, departed from Den Helder for a trip to the United States to show the flag and for 200 years diplomatic relations. The ships returned to Den Helder on 19 May 1982.
United Arab Emirates service history
The ship was commissioned on 27 June 1998 to the United Arab Emirates Navy where the vessel was renamed Al Emirat. Al Emirat was decommissioned in 2008. Construction work started in 2009 to rebuild the ship into a yacht named Yas.
- "helis.com". https://www.helis.com/database/unit/146-HrMs-Piet-Hein/. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
- "scheepvaartmuseum.nl :: Maritieme kalender 1982". http://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/knowledgebase/calendar%7C1982. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
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