HNLMS Tromp (1937)
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|Builder:||Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij., Amsterdam|
|Laid down:||17 January 1936|
|Launched:||24 May 1937|
|Commissioned:||18 August 1938|
|Displacement:||4,000 long tons (4,064 t) standard|
|Length:||132 m (433 ft 1 in)|
|Beam:||12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)|
|Draught:||4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 Parsons geared steam turbines
4 Yarrow boilers
56,000 shp (41,759 kW)
|Speed:||32.5 knots (37.4 mph; 60.2 km/h)|
|Armament:||• 6 × 150 mm (5.9 in) guns (3×2)
• 4 × 75 mm
• 8 × 40 mm (4×2)
• 2 × 20 mm
• 6 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (2×3)
|Armour:||Belt: 2–2.5 in (51–63 mm)
Deck: 1.5 in (38 mm)
|Aircraft carried:||1 × Fokker C.XIW floatplane|
Originally designated as a flotilla leader and a torpedo cruiser in the Deckers Fleet Plan of 1931, she was laid down at the "Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij" (Netherlands Shipbuilding Company), Amsterdam, in 1936 and commissioned on 18 August 1938. She was named after Admirals Maarten Tromp and Cornelis Tromp.
 Service history
The Tromp sailed to Asian waters before the outbreak of World War II. She was assigned to the Combined Striking Force, ABDA Command in January 1942 for the defence of the Dutch East Indies. Tromp was badly damaged off Bali on 18 February 1942 during the Battle of Badung Strait, when she was hit by eleven 5 in (130 mm) shells from the Japanese destroyer Asashio, severely damaging her and hit both Japanese destroyers, killing four men on Asashio and seven on Oshio in return. The ship was then sent to Australia for repairs. Later she served with the US Seventh Fleet and the British Eastern Fleet. The ship participated in raids on Sabang in April and Surabaya in May 1944.
During the war she was repeatedly reported as having been destroyed by the Imperial Japanese Navy, earning her the reputation of being one of "the most reportedly sunk ship" of the war. Because she kept showing up despite being declared sunk by the Japanese she was given the nickname "The Ghost Ship".
From 1949 Tromp was used as a training ship, was decommissioned in 1955, and scrapped in 1969.
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