HNLMS Pieter Florisz (1982)

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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".[1]

History
Netherlands
Name: Pieter Florisz
Namesake: Pieter Floriszoon
Builder: KM de Schelde, Vlissingen
Laid down: 21 January 1981
Launched: 8 May 1982
Commissioned: 11 October 1983
Decommissioned: 2001
Fate: Sold to the Hellenic Navy
Greece
Name: Bouboulina
Acquired: 2001
Decommissioned: 2013?
Identification: F463
General characteristics
Class and type: Kortenaer-class frigate
Displacement:
  • 3,500 long tons (3,600 t) standard
  • 3,800 long tons (3,900 t) full load
Length: 130 m (426 ft 6 in)
Beam: 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)
Draft: 4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) cruise
  • 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) maximum
Endurance: 4,700 nautical miles at 16 knots (8,700 km at 30 km/h)
Complement: 176–196
Armament:
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.[1]

Pieter Florisz and Witte de With participated in the Gulf War and were replaced by Philips van Almonde, Jacob van Heemskerck and the replenishment ship Zuiderkruis, on 4 and 5 December 1990.[2]

In June 1994 the ship participated in the BALTOPS 94 naval exercise with vessels from several other navies.[1]

In 2001 the vessel was decommissioned and was sold to the Hellenic Navy.[1]

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".[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "helis.com". Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ "scheepvaartmuseum.nl :: Maritieme kalender 1990". Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ "helis.com". Retrieved 14 September 2018.