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HNLMS Van Amstel (F831)

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    HNLMS Van Amstel (F831)
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    Name: HNLMS Van Amstel
    Namesake: Jan van Amstel
    Builder: Koninklijke Schelde Groep, Vlissingen
    Laid down: 3 May 1987
    Launched: 19 May 1990
    Commissioned: 27 May 1993
    Status: in active service
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    General characteristics
    Class and type: Karel Doorman-class frigate
    Displacement: 3,300 tons
    Length: 122 m (400 ft)
    Beam: 14.4 m (47 ft)
    Draught: 6.2 m (20 ft)
    Propulsion:
    • 2 Rolls Royce (Spey 1A) 16700 hp (12.45 MW) gasturbines
    • 2 Stork-Werkspoor 4895 hp (3.650 MW) diesel engines[​IMG]
    Speed:
    • 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph) (gas turbines)
    • 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph) (diesels)
    Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 18 kn (33 km/h; 21 mph)
    Endurance: 30 days
    Complement: 154
    Sensors and
    processing systems:
    • Thales Nederland LW-08 early warning radar
    • Thales Nederland SMART-S 3-D air-search
    • SeaWatcher 100 active phased array surface detection and tracking radar
    • Thales Gatekeeper
    • Staring Electro-Optic Ship Security System
    • Thales Scout surface search radar
    • 2× Thales STIR-18 fire control radar
    • Decca 1609/9 navigation radar
    • PHS-36 active bow sonar
    Electronic warfare
    & decoys: Thales Vigile APX Radar Electronic Support Measures
    Armament:
    Aircraft carried: NH90 (as of 2013) helicopter
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    HNLMS Van Amstel (F831) is a ship of the Karel Doorman-class of multi-purpose frigates (also known as "M-fregat" class) of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Built by the shipyardKoninklijke Schelde Groep in Vlissingen. The ship is named after the Dutch Captain Jan van Amstel.

    In 1995 it assisted in the response after Hurricane Luis at the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. It also was deployed in a multinational force in the Oman Sea in 2001/2002 in Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2005 it assisted in the Dutch response to Hurricane Katrina.

    Source: Wikipedia
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017

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