World Aircraft Carriers List: Peru
Revised 1 May 2000
Compiled and Maintained by: Andrew Toppan
World Aircraft Carrier Lists Main Page: http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/
Displacement: 12,250 tons
Dimensions: 609 x 56.5 x 22 feet/185.6 x 17.2 x 6.7 meters
Propulsion: Steam turbines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts, 79,000 shp, 32 knots
Armor: 3-4 inch belt, 1 inch decks
Armament: 2 dual 6/53 DP, 6 57 mm AA, 4 40 mm AA, 2 depth charge racks
Aircraft: 3 helicopters
Concept/Program: An ex-Dutch light cruiser, previously converted
to a missile cruiser, sold to Peru and converted to a helicopter
cruiser. Was Peru's largest combatant vessel for many years.
Design/Conversion: Terrier missile system ripped out and replaced
by a large helicopter deck at the stern, with a large hangar forward of
Modifications: Apparently one of the 6/53 turrets was been removed
and replaced by Otomat SSM late in the ship's career.
ex-HMNLS de Zeven Provincien, ex Eendracht, ex Kijkduin
[de Zeven Provincien as completed],
[de Zeven Provincien after missile conversion],
[Aguirre as commissioned].
Built by Droogdok Maatschappij. Laid down 19 May 1939, suspended during
WWII, construction resumed postwar, launched 22 Aug 1950, completed 17 Dec 1953. Converted to
missile cruiser, date unknown.
Sold to Peru 8/1976, refitted and converted at Rotterdam, recommissioned 31 Oct 1977.
Temporarily named Almirante Grau 1985-1989.
Decommissioned 19 March 2000.
[Back To Top]
The World Aircraft Carrier Lists
Compiled and Maintained by Andrew Toppan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Copyright © 1995-2000 by Andrew Toppan
Reproduction, reuse or distribution without permission is prohibited