2007 to present    

L801 Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt

NL Royal Netherlands Navy

  • L801 Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt

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


History of NL Hr. Ms. Johan de Witt L801

2003-jun-18Laid downLaid down
2007-jul-06Port VisitPort Visit Vlissingen, Netherlands for navy days 2007. For Michiel de Ruyter 400th anniversary.
2008-oct-04DeploymentDeployment UK North Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
2013-apr-30 renamed in Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt
2013-may-07Port VisitPort Visit Rotterdam Harbour Wilhelminapier 7-9 may visit Rotterdam
2013-jul-14HomeportHomeport Den Helder Marinehaven (naval base) Departure for operation Atalanta
2013-aug-06DeploymentDeployment Gulf 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-octDeploymentDeployment operating in the Gulf as part of CTF 151
2013-nov-27Port VisitPort Visit OM Port of Salalah visited Salalah, dep 30 Nov.
2013-dec-19HomeportHomeport Den Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived Den Helder
2014-mar-31DeploymentDeployment UK North Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2014-oct-09DeploymentDeployment Bold 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-04Port VisitPort Visit Den 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 VisitPort Visit UK Victoria Deep DSEI2015 To London in support of Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition at the Excel Centre.
2015-octDeploymentDeployment West Mediterranean Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 until Nov15 participated in Trident Juncture 2015. Osprey 168293 landing
2019-may-23DeploymentDeployment Exercise Baltic Protector May 2019, Super Puma S-419 embarked for Exercise Baltic Protector.
2020-feb-28DeploymentDeployment Cold 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-23HomeportHomeport Den Helder Marinehaven (naval base) departure Den Helder
2020-nov-26DeploymentDeployment UK HMD 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
2023-nov-10Port VisitPort Visit UK Greenwich Reach visited London for Remembrance Day observance.
2024-febDeploymentDeployment Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024 operating around Norway with two Dutch Navy NH90 embarked for Ex Nordic Response

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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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