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F 826   -   HNLMS Pieter Florisz



HNLMS Pieter Florisz (F 826)

Type, Class:


Guided Missile Frigate – FFG; Kortenaer / Standard - class



Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde (KMS), Vlissingen –

(Royal Schelde Shipbuilding, Vlissingen, The Netherlands)



Laid down: January 21, 1981

Launched: May 8, 1982

Commissioned: October 1, 1983

Decommissioned: 2001

Fate: sold to Greece / renamed HS Bouboulina (F 463)




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(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)


see: INFO >> Frigate – Kortenaer / Standard class



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Pieter Florisz




Information & History

Vice Admiral Pieter Florisz (ca. 1608 – November 8, 1658):


Pieter Florisz was born in Monnikendam about 1608. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Sound on November 8, 1658. He had been a merchant captain until 1652, although he held naval ranks prior to that. He fought at the Battle of Dungeness in1652, the Battle of Portland, the Battle of the Gabbard, and the Battle of Scheveningen in 1653. He served the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier. In 1641, he was a temporary captain. In 1644, he was an extraordinary captain, and captain in 1652. As of 15 May 1652, he was a Schout-bij-Nacht. On 11 November 1653, he was promoted to Vice-Admiral.


HNLMS Pieter Florisz (F 826):

(originally named  HNLMS Willem van der Zaan but was renamed when the original Pieter Florisz was sold)


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