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De Ruyter C801

january 14th 2024

Construction on HMS De Ruyter started in 1939, just before World War II. Over twelve years later, in 1953, the ship was finally ready to enter service.

It served in the Dutch Navy until it was sold to Peru in 1972. There it was used until 2021.

The personal reels in the pictures below have some slides of HMS De Ruyter. They were made in the city of Antwerp in 1956. I am selling them on my Etsy.