L801 Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt

Royal Netherlands Navy

2007 to present    

L801 Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt

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Flight Deck: JW
Call Sign: PAJW

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2003-jun-18Laid down
2007-jul-6Port VisitVlissingen, Netherlands for navy days 2007. For Michiel de Ruyter 400th anniversary.
2008-oct-4DeploymentNorth Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
2013-apr-30renamed in Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt
2013-may-7Port VisitRotterdam Harbour Wilhelminapier 7-9 may visit Rotterdam
2013-jul-14HomeportDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) Departure for operation Atalanta
2013-augDeploymentGulf of Aden Combined Task Force 150 Aug13-Dec13 operation Atalanta, embarked Cougar S-419 : S-453 300Sqn.
2013-octDeploymentoperating in the Gulf as part of CTF 151
2013-nov-27Port VisitPort of Salalah 27-30nov13
2013-dec-19HomeportDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived Den Helder
2014-mar-31DeploymentNorth Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2014-oct-9DeploymentBold Alligator departed Netherlands for US east coast to participate in Amphibious Exercise Bold Alligator. Leads a Task Group which includes USS Arlington, USS Farragut and KDM Niels Juel.
2015-sep-11Port VisitVictoria Deep DSEI2015 To London in support of Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition at the Excel Centre.
2015-octDeploymentWest Mediterranean Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 until Nov15 participated in Trident Juncture 2015. Osprey 168293 landing


    from Improved Rotterdam class
15500full load (tn)
177length (m)
29.20beam (m)
8Naval Gun Browning .50 machine-gun
2Close-In Weapon System Goalkeeper
1Chaff and decoys AN/SLQ-25 Nixie
1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC


    Typical Max
Dutch Navy NHI NH90 NFH 04
Dutch Navy Westland Lynx 06
Royal Netherlands Air Force B CH-47D Chinook 04

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