Another one for the Buntings

Name, type of ship, country and what is so special about her?ship question

BAP Almirante Grau (CLM-81) is a De Zeven Provinciën-class cruiser in service with the Peruvian Navy. Completed for the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1953 as HNLMS De Ruyter (C801), it was acquired by Peru in 1973. Since then, it has served as the fleet flagship of the Peruvian Navy. The Almirante Grau underwent a major modernization program between 1985 and 1988 during which it was fitted with new weapons and electronics. It is currently the last gun cruiser in service in any navy.

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7 Responses to Another one for the Buntings

  1. Chook says:

    Its the Peruvian Navy ship Almirante Grau, an ex Dutch Navy cruiser. It is the last gun cruiser in any Navy in the world.

  2. Ernie Pope says:

    Peruvian ALMIRANTE GRAU, last cruiser with guns ion the world. Ex Dutch navy

  3. Johno (Nunky) says:

    Were you perhaps meaning the USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) which is the only American ship named after a foreign dignitary???..the ship pictured is not that ship…wrong picture maybe?

  4. Johno (Nunky) says:

    It actually looks like a modernised version of the USS Houston (CL-81)…..

  5. Ernie Pope says:

    ex De Ruyter

  6. Colin Prouse says:

    It is the Peruvian Navy Ship The Almirante Grau, and is the last gun cruiser left in service in any navy in the world

  7. hairy37 says:

    Royalist, on her delivery cruise through the Med in 1956, worked with HNLMS De Ruyter on exercises out of Malta. An interesting time in the history of the RNZN. Don Norman NZ15020 30th Boy.

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