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  • L801 Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt

    NL Royal Netherlands Navy

    2007 to present    

    • L801 Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt


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    IMO: 9280768
    MMSI: 244527000
    Flight Deck: JW
    Call Sign: PAJW
    Shipyard: Royal Schelde


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    History of NL L801 Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt

    2003-jun-18Laid down
    2007-jul-6Port VisitVlissingen, Netherlands for navy days 2007. For Michiel de Ruyter 400th anniversary.
    2008-oct-4DeploymentUKNorth 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-aug-6DeploymentGulf of Aden Combined Task Force 150 relieved NRP Alvares Cabral as flagship and then Aug13-Dec13 Operation Atalanta, embarked Cougar S-419 : S-453 of 300Sqn.
    2013-octDeploymentoperating in the Gulf as part of CTF 151
    2013-nov-27Port VisitOMPort of Salalah visited Salalah, dep 30 Nov.
    2013-dec-19HomeportDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived Den Helder
    2014-mar-31DeploymentUKNorth 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-jul-4Port VisitDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) Marinedagen 2015 Marinedagen 2015 in basin display on 4 and 5 Jul for 350th Anniversary of Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, Marinedagen.
    2015-sep-11Port VisitUKVictoria 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
    2019-may-23DeploymentExercise Baltic Protector May 2019, Super Puma S-419 embarked for Exercise Baltic Protector.
    2020-feb-28DeploymentCold Response 20 Hosted 4x UK Merlin HC.4 from 845 NAS Furious Flt during Exercise Cold Response 20 off northern Norway, including ZJ127 / L and ZJ134 / S.
    2020-nov-23HomeportDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) departure Den Helder
    2020-nov-26DeploymentUKHMD Devonport FOST spent a short period in UK with FOST, with NH90 N-088, N-195 and N-228 of 860 Sq embarked, departed 30 Nov.
    2020-nov-26NEWS Dutch Trio First Time On Board



        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



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    NL Royal Netherlands Air Force B CH-47D Chinook 04
    NL Royal Netherlands Air Force EC AS532U2 Cougar 04

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