General Question 023

What ship and what nation does she belong to.  Clue: The armament for this type of ship is unusual in this day and age.

Answer: BAP Almirante Grau (CLM_81) flagship of the Peruvian Navy. Last gun cruiser in service in any navy. Formerly HNLMS De Ruyter of the Royal Netherlands Navy

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5 Responses to General Question 023

  1. Lindsay Roberts says:

    Netherlands Cruiser De Ruyter. We worked with her sister ship De Zeven Provincien during Taranaki’s Portland workup in 1961

  2. Chook says:

    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. Copy and paste is a wonderful thing, this was on here last year……

    • Jim D says:

      I can’t remember everything Chook but good to see that you can. Now, can anyone remember whereabouts on the blog where the old ships callsign are?

  3. Brandon Healy says:

    The ship is the BAP Almirante Grau of the Peruvian Navy pen no CLM -81

  4. Chook says:

    Jim lad, I scrolled back and found it cos I remembered I’d seen it before. No Alzheimers here just yet…..

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