HNLMS Pieter Florisz (1982)
HNLMS Pieter Florisz (F826) (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Pieter Florisz) was a frigate of the Kortenaer class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1983 to 2001. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Pieter Floriszoon. The ship's radio call sign was "PADI".
|Builder:||KM de Schelde, Vlissingen|
|Laid down:||21 January 1981|
|Launched:||8 May 1982|
|Commissioned:||11 October 1983|
|Fate:||Sold to the Hellenic Navy|
|Class and 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)|
Dutch service historyEdit
HNLMS Pieter Florisz was built at KM de Schelde in Vlissingen originally and to be named Willem van der Zaan. But she was renamed after the ship intended to be name Pieter Florisz was sold during construction to Greece. The keel laying took place on 21 January 1981 and the launching on 8 May 1982. The ship was put into service on 11 October 1983.
Greek service historyEdit
The ship was transferred in 2001 to the Hellenic Navy where the ship was renamed Bouboulina using the radio call sign "SZCQ".