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  • V2 ARA Veinticinco de Mayo

    AR Argentine Navy

    1948 to 1968 - NL Royal Netherlands Navy - R81 Hr. Ms. Karel Doorman    

    1968 to 1997    


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    History of NL R81 Hr. Ms. Karel Doorman

    1948-may-28Commissionedex RN HMS Venerable
    1955Refituntil 1958 with angled flight deck, mirror landing sight and new radar
    1962-mar-27Port VisitUSNS Norfolk 27mar to 2apr
    1962-apr-18NLDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived
    1968-jan-23NLDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) departure
    1968-feb-9Port VisitESLas Palmas harbour 9-12 feb
    1968-mar-15NLDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived
    1968-oct-15Fate: transferedto Argentina as ARA Veinticinco de Mayo

    History of AR V2 ARA Veinticinco de Mayo

    1968-oct-15Commissionedex HMNLS Karel Doorman
    2000Fate: scrappedsold for scrap to India



        from Colossus class
    13190light (tn)
    18400full load (tn)
    211.80length (m)
    24.40beam (m)
    7.20draught (m)
    12000range (nm)
    25max speed (knots)
    42000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    32Naval Gun single 20 mm
    1Naval Radar air direction radar Type 277



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