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KONINKLIJKE MARINE (Royal Dutch Navy). Free use copyright applies.
|Tonnage||3450 tons standard|
|Dimensions||433' by 40'9" by 14'2"
131.97m by 12.43m by 4.64m
|Maximum speed||32.5 knots|
|Armament||3x2 5.9"/50 guns
2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
4x1 0.50 machine guns
3x2 21" torpedo tubes
Two depth charge throwers
0.63" (16mm) belt
0.79"-1.18" (20mm-30mm) torpedo bulkhead
0.59" to 1" (15mm to 25mm) deck
0.59" to 1" (15mm to 25mm) gun shields
||2-shaft Parsons geared turbine
4 Yarrow boilers
|Bunkerage||860 tons fuel oil|
|Range||6000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 12 knots|
1942: 2 3" AA guns, 6x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
added. Radar installed. One depth
charge thrower and the seaplane removed.
1943-11: 2 additional 3" guns added. The quad 0.50 machine gun mount was replaced with four singles.
The Tromps were very small and lightly armored cruisers, in some respect resembling armored super destroyers. Authorized in 1931, they were originally intended to serve as destroyer flotilla leaders, but this may have been a political ploy to slip a light cruiser design for Far Eastern waters into the Navy budget.
The second ship of this class, Jacob van Heemskerck, was still incomplete when war broke out in Europe. She was completed in Britain as an antiaircraft cruiser and is described separately.
herself was with Task
Force 2 in Sunda Strait when war broke out. She spent the entire
war in the Pacific Theater.
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