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The Dutch light cruiser HNLMS Tromp at sea on March 24th, 1946.

The Tromp-class was a class of light cruisers of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The hull shape was also known as the Argonaut 600. Originally the ships could not be called "cruiser" for political reasons. They were designed as "flotilla leaders" and their intended role was to be the backbone of a squadron of modern destroyers that was planned at the same time (only one of those was completed before the war broke out). The ships were ordered in 1935; Tromp was launched in 1937, and her sister ship Jacob van Heemskerk in 1939.

Specifications[]

  • Type: Light Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1938-1969
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 432 feet 11 inches (131.95 meters)
    • Beam: 40 feet 9 inches (12.42 meters)
    • Draught: 14 feet 2 inches (4.32 meters)
    • Displacement: 4,000 tons (Standard); 4,800 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 407
  • Propulsion: 4 x Yarrow boilers, 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 x shafts, 56,000 shp (42,000 kW)
  • Speed: 32.5 knots (60.19 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 x 5.9"/50-caliber Mk.11 naval guns (3x2)
    • 4 x 75mm anti-aircraft guns (4x1)
    • 8 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (4x2)
    • 4 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons
    • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 2–2.5 in (51–64 mm)
    • Deck: 1.5 in (38 mm)
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Fokker C.XIW floatplane

Unit Run[]

  • HNLMS Tromp
  • HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerk