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|Tonnage||6450 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||560'4" by 51'6" by 16'8"
170.79m by 15.70m by 5.08m
|Maximum speed||32 knots|
|Armament||6x2, 1x1 5.9"/50
5x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
8 0.50 machine guns
|Protection||2" (50mm) belt
1.25" (30mm) bulkheads
1.25" (30mm) deck
2"/1.25" (50mm/30mm) turret face/other aspects
1.25" (30mm) barbettes
1.25" (30mm) conning tower
||2-shaft Parsons geared turbine
6 Yarrow boilers
|Bunkerage||1300 tons fuel oil|
|Range||6800 nautical miles (12,600km) at 12 knots|
The De Ruyter was
completed in 1936 and was intended to serve as the flagship of a Netherlands East Indies
squadron to defend the area against Japan.
severe financial limitations, she was rather light on firepower and
but she did have better light antiaircraft
than most cruisers of her day.
However, the antiaircraft guns were grouped too closely and had poor
arcs of fire.
She used some welding and light alloys as weight-saving measures and
had good subdivision. Construction took place in a dry dock because of
lack of facilities at the yard
She was at sea
when war broke out, and was lost at the Battle of the Java Sea.
Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-18)
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