NL Karel Doorman class

NL 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


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

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NL Royal Schelde - 8

List of Ships

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

8 units


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1985-feb-26Laid downNL F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman
1985-nov-6Laid downNL F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan
1986-apr-10OrderedNL F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
1986-apr-10OrderedNL F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
1986-apr-10OrderedNL F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
1986-apr-10OrderedNL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk
1986-oct-28Laid downNL F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes
1988-apr-20LaunchedNL F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman
1988-may-3Laid downNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel
1989-jan-21LaunchedNL F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan
1989-feb-8Laid downNL F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
1989-dec-9LaunchedNL F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes
1990-jan-10Laid downNL F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
1990-jun-7Laid downNL F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
1991-may-19LaunchedNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel
1991-may-31CommissionedNL F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman
1991-jul-1Laid downNL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk
1991-sep-7LaunchedNL F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
1991-nov-28CommissionedNL F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan
1992-may-16LaunchedNL F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
1992-nov-21LaunchedNL F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
1993-feb-26CommissionedNL F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes
1993-may-27CommissionedNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel
1993-dec-15CommissionedNL F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
1994-mar-26LaunchedNL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk
1994-junNL F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes BALTOPS 94 participated with BALTOPS 94
1994-jun-2CommissionedNL F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
1994-dec-1CommissionedNL F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
1995-sep-7CommissionedNL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk
1998-apr-4Port VisitNL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk Apr98 STANAVFORMED embarked Lynx 267
1998-octDeploymentNL F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan Operation Tellar Hurricane relief operations in western Caribbean Sea
2004NL F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes sold to Chile
2004DecommissionedNL F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst
2005Fate: transferedNL F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst to Chile as Blanco Encalada
2005-dec-16CommissionedCL FF-15 Blanco Encalada
2005-dec-22StruckNL F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman sold to Belgium
2005-dec-22NL F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan sold to Belgium
2006-feb-3DecommissionedNL F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes
2006-aug-25DecommissionedNL F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan
2006-nov-1NL F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes sold to Portugal
2006-nov-1NL F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen sold to Portugal
2007-mar-29Fate: transferedNL F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman to Belgium as Leopold I
2007-mar-29CommissionedBE F930 Leopold I
2007-aprCommissionedCL FF-18 Almirante Riveros
2007-aprPort VisitNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel visited West India Dock in early Apr
2007-dec-20DecommissionedNL F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes
2008Fate: transferedNL F829 Hr.Ms. Willem van der Zaan to Belgium as Louise-Marie
2008-apr-8CommissionedBE F931 Louise-Marie
2009-jan-16Fate: transferedNL F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes to Portugal as Bartolomeu Dias
2009-jan-16CommissionedPT F333 NRP Bartolomeu Dias
2009-jan-16DecommissionedNL F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen
2009-novFate: transferedNL F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen to Portugal as Francisco de Almeida
2009-novCommissionedPT F334 NRP Francisco de Almeida
2010-jul-3HomeportBE F931 Louise-Marie 3+4 July participated with Fleet Days Zeebrugge Belgium
2010-sep-29HomeportNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel Den Helder
2010-sep-29Port VisitBE F930 Leopold I Den Helder, Netherlands
2011-mar-1TrialsBE F930 Leopold I First trials with NH.90
2012-mar-20NL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk homeport
2012-apr-24AircraftBE F931 Louise-Marie Alouette 3 M-1 onboard
2012-may-22Port VisitBE F931 Louise-Marie at Plymouth Sound, UK
2012-novDeploymentNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel operating in Caribbean on counter-narcotics mission with Royal Navy PCRS RFA Argus.
2013-may-23Port VisitBE F931 Louise-Marie Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary at Alexandra Dock, Liverpool for BOA70 commemorations
2013-nov-29Port VisitBE F931 Louise-Marie brought 70 sandbags of soil from Flanders, for WWI commemorations. Departed 2 Dec.
2014-mar-31DeploymentNL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2015-jan-16Port VisitNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel visit to Liverpool Cruise Terminal until 18 Jan.
2015-apr-11DeploymentNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-apr-11DeploymentBE F930 Leopold I Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-jul-4Port VisitNL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk Marinedagen 2015 4 Jul 2015 at Den Helder for 350th Anniversary of Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, Marinedagen, with 860 Sq NH-90 N-318 embarked.
2015-octDeploymentPT F334 NRP Francisco de Almeida Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2015-novDeploymentCL FF-18 Almirante Riveros Exercise UNITAS Atlantic 2015 in Brazil for UNITAS 2015
2015-nov-18DeploymentBE F930 Leopold I Opération Chammal Joined French carrier Charles de Gaulle battlegroup, until Jan 2016
2016-feb-6AircraftNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel Torpedo fire exercise with NH90 N-324
2016-junNL F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel SNMG2 part of SNMG2
2016-oct-9DeploymentBE F930 Leopold I Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2,
2017-mar-22DeploymentBE F931 Louise-Marie Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2017-nov-28Port VisitPT F334 NRP Francisco de Almeida visited West India Docks on 28 Nov, departed 2 Dec 2017
2018-janDeploymentBE F931 Louise-Marie two month deployment to Mediterranean, from late Jan
2018-febAircraftBE F931 Louise-Marie Alouette III M-3 embarked by Feb 2018
2019-novPort VisitNL F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk visited Pool of London, departed 11 Nov.
2019-nov-4Port VisitPT F334 NRP Francisco de Almeida SNMG1 visited HMNB Portsmouth as part of NATO SNMG1.

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