Karel Doorman class

Kortenaer class


Frigate Karel Doorman class

Also known as the Multi-purpose or M class they replaced both the Predator and van Speijk ships still in use in early 1990s. As of 2009, only two of eight units built remain in Dutch service being the others transferred to other navies

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2800light (tn)
3300full load (tn)
122.30length (m)
14.40beam (m)
6.10draught (m)
5000range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel - Stork Werkspoor
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Spey
1Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Sea Sparrow VLS
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Naval Gun single 20 mm
1Close-In Weapon System Goalkeeper
1Naval Radar air search radar LW-08
2Naval Radar fire direction radar STIR 180
1Naval Radar navigation radar DECCA 1226

Aircraft Login to Edit

    Typical Max
Portuguese Navy Westland Lynx 11
Dutch Navy Westland Lynx 11
Chilean Navy EC AS532SC Cougar 11
Belgian Navy SNIA SA316B Alouette III 11
Belgian Air Force NHI NH90 10

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Shipyards Login to Edit

Royal Schelde - 8

Ships on Database Login to Edit

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Royal Netherlands NavyF827Hr.Ms. Karel DoormanPAMA - KD19912006
Belgian Navy F930 Leopold I 2007--
Royal Netherlands NavyF829Hr.Ms. Willem van der ZaanPAMC - WZ19912006
Belgian Navy F931 Louise-Marie 2008--
Royal Netherlands NavyF830Hr.Ms. Tjerk HiddesPAMD - TH19932006
Chilean Navy FF-18 Almirante Riveros 2007--
Royal Netherlands NavyF831Hr.Ms. Van AmstelPAME - VA1993--
Royal Netherlands NavyF832Hr.Ms. Abraham van der HulstPAMF19932004
Chilean Navy FF-15 Blanco Encalada 2005--
Royal Netherlands NavyF833Hr.Ms. Van NesPAMI - VN19942007
Portuguese Navy F333 NRP Bartolomeu Dias 2009--
Royal Netherlands NavyF834Hr.Ms. Van GalenPAMG - VG19942009
Portuguese Navy F334 NRP Francisco de Almeida 2009--
Royal Netherlands NavyF828Hr.Ms. Van SpeijkPAMB1995--

8 units

Events Login to Edit

1985-feb-26Laid down F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman
1985-nov-6Laid down F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan
1986-apr-10Ordered F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
1986-apr-10Ordered F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
1986-apr-10Ordered F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
1986-apr-10Ordered F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk
1986-oct-28Laid down F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes
1988-apr-20Launched F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman
1988-may-3Laid down F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel
1989-jan-21Launched F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan
1989-feb-8Laid down F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
1989-dec-9Launched F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes
1990-jan-10Laid down F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
1990-jun-7Laid down F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
1991-may-19Launched F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel
1991-may-31Commissioned F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman
1991-jul-1Laid down F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk
1991-sep-7Launched F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
1991-nov-28Commissioned F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan
1992-may-16Launched F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
1992-nov-21Launched F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
1993-feb-26Commissioned F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes
1993-may-27Commissioned F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel
1993-dec-15Commissioned F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
1994-mar-26Launched F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk
1994-jun F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes BALTOPS 94 participated with BALTOPS 94
1994-jun-2Commissioned F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
1994-dec-1Commissioned F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
1995-sep-7Commissioned F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk
1998-apr-4Port Visit F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk Apr98 STANAVFORMED embarked Lynx 267
2004 F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes sold to Chile
2004Decommissioned F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
2005Fate: transfered F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst to Chile as Blanco Encalada
2005-dec-16Commissioned FF-15 Blanco Encalada
2005-dec-22Struck F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman sold to Belgium
2005-dec-22 F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan sold to Belgium
2006-feb-3Decommissioned F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes
2006-aug-25Decommissioned F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan
2006-nov-1 F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes sold to Portugal
2006-nov-1 F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen sold to Portugal
2007-mar-29Fate: transfered F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman to Belgium as Leopold I
2007-mar-29Commissioned F930 Leopold I
2007-aprCommissioned FF-18 Almirante Riveros
2007-aprPort Visit F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel visited West India Dock in early Apr
2007-dec-20Decommissioned F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
2008Fate: transfered F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan to Belgium as Louise-Marie
2008-apr-8Commissioned F931 Louise-Marie
2009-jan-16Fate: transfered F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes to Portugal as Bartolomeu Dias
2009-jan-16Commissioned F333 NRP Bartolomeu Dias
2009-jan-16Decommissioned F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
2009-novFate: transfered F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen to Portugal as Francisco de Almeida
2009-novCommissioned F334 NRP Francisco de Almeida
2010-jul-3Homeport F931 Louise-Marie 3+4 July participated with Fleet Days Zeebrugge Belgium
2010-sep-29Homeport F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel Den Helder
2010-sep-29Port Visit F930 Leopold I Den Helder, Netherlands
2011-mar-1Trials F930 Leopold I First trials with NH.90
2012-mar-20 F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk homeport
2012-apr-24Aircraft F931 Louise-Marie Alouette 3 M-1 onboard
2012-may-22Port Visit F931 Louise-Marie at Plymouth Sound, UK
2012-novDeployment F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel operating in Caribbean on counter-narcotics mission with Royal Navy PCRS RFA Argus.
2013-may-23Port Visit F931 Louise-Marie Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary at Alexandra Dock, Liverpool for BOA70 commemorations
2013-nov-29Port Visit F931 Louise-Marie brought 70 sandbags of soil from Flanders, for WWI commemorations. Departed 2 Dec.
2014-mar-31Deployment F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2015-jan-16Port Visit F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel visit to Liverpool Cruise Terminal until 18 Jan.
2015-apr-11Deployment F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-apr-11Deployment F930 Leopold I Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-octDeployment F334 NRP Francisco de Almeida Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2015-novDeployment FF-18 Almirante Riveros Exercise UNITAS Atlantic 2015 in Brazil for UNITAS 2015
2015-nov-18Deployment F930 Leopold I Opération Chammal Joined French carrier Charles de Gaulle battlegroup, until Jan 2016
2016-feb-6Aircraft F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel Torpedo fire exercise with NH90 N-324
2016-jun F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel SNMG2 part of SNMG2
2016-oct-9Deployment F930 Leopold I Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2,
2017-mar-22Deployment F931 Louise-Marie Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas

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