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HNLMS Van Amstel (F831)


Frigate Warship


Netherlands | 1993



"Of the original eight Karel Doorman frigates taken on by the Royal Netherlands Navy, just two - including Van Amstel - remain with the service."



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for HNLMS Van Amstel (F831).
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.
Propulsion
30.0 kts
34.5 mph
Surface Speed
5,040 nm
5,800 miles | 9,334 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of HNLMS Van Amstel (F831).
154
Personnel
Complement
400.0 ft
121.92 meters
O/A Length
47.0 ft
14.33 meters
Beam
20.0 ft
6.10 meters
Draught
3,000
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of HNLMS Van Amstel (F831).
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 Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of HNLMS Van Amstel (F831).
1 x NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift navy helicopter or similar; full-service flightdeck and hangar provided.
Ships-in-Class (8)
Notable series variants as part of the HNLMS Van Amstel (F831) family line as relating to the Karel Doorman-class group.
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)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the HNLMS Van Amstel (F831). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the Netherlands

[ Netherlands ]
Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
OFFSHORE BOMBARDMENT
LAND-ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
AIRSPACE DENIAL
FLEET SUPPORT
SHIP-TO-SHORE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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