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HNLMS Utrecht (D817)
Scheepsportret van de 'D817', MH Utrecht..jpg
Painting of Utrecht
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Utrecht
Namesake: Utrecht
Builder: KM de Schelde, Vlissingen
Laid down: 15 February 1954
Launched: 2 June 1956
Commissioned: 1 October 1957
Decommissioned: 15 August 1980
Fate: Sold to the Peruvian Navy
Career (Peru)
Name: Castilla
Acquired: 1980
Decommissioned: 1990
Identification: DD71
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 Utrecht (D817) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Utrecht ) was a destroyer of the Friesland class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1957 to 1980. The destroyer was named after the Dutch province of Utrecht and was the eighteenth ship with this name. In 1980 the ship was taken out of service and sold to Peru where it was renamed Castilla. The ship's radio call sign was "PAEY".[1]

Dutch service history

HNLMS Utrecht was one of eight Friesland-class destroyers and was built at the KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 15 February 1954 and the launching on 2 June 1956. The ship was put into service on 1 October 1957.[2]

In 1959 the ship received eight torpedo tubes so it could use the British MK 20E torpedo. After a few years these were removed however, because the Dutch navy favored American torpedoes.[3]

In 1962 during the West New Guinea dispute Utrecht and the frigate Evertsen engaged Proa’s and fast attack craft in the Battle of Arafura Sea.[3]

On 1 August 1980 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Peruvian Navy.[4]

Peruvian service history

The ship was put into service on 6 October 1980 where the ship was renamed Castilla and decommissioned in 1990.[2]


  1. "Utrecht (D817)". Retrieved 15 September 2018. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "". Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Frieslandklasse onderzeebootjagers". 5 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  4. "". Retrieved 17 August 2018. 

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