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HNLMS Van Amstel (F831)

Frigate Warship

Of the original eight Karel Doorman frigates taken on by the Royal Netherlands Navy, just two - including Van Amstel - remain with the service.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 2/14/2019
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Year: 1993
Status: Commissioned, in Active Service
Ships-in-Class: 8
Named Ships: HNLMS Karel Doorman (F827); HNLMS Willem van der Zaan (F829); HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes (F830); HNLMS Van Amstel (F831); HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst (F832); HNLMS Van Nes (F833); HNLMS Van Galen (F834); HNLMS Van Speijk (F828)
Complement: 154
Length: 400 ft (121.92 m)
Width: 47 ft (14.33 m)
Height: 20 ft (6.10 m)
Displacement (Surface): 3,000 tons
Propulsion: CODOG (COmbined Diesel-Or-Gas): 2 x Rolls-Royce Spey 1A gas turbines developing 16,700 horsepower each with 2 x Stork-Werkspoor diesel engines developing 4,895 horsepower each driving 2 x Shafts under stern.
Speed (Surface): 30 kts (35 mph)
Range: 5,040 nm (5,800 miles; 9,334 km)
Operators: Netherlands


1 x 76mm (3") OTO-Melara turreted deck gun.
1 x 16-cell RIM-7 "Sea Sparrow" Vertical Launch System (VLS).
8 x "Harpoon" Anti-Ship Missiles (ASMs).
1 x "Goalkeeper" Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).
2 x 324mm Mk.32 Twin Torpedo Tubes (Mk.46 torpedo family).
2 to 4 x 12.7mm Browning M2 Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs).
2 to 6 x 7.62mm FN MAG Medium Machine Guns (MMGs).

Air Wing

1 x NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift navy helicopter or similar; full-service flightdeck and hangar provided.
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