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F 931  -  BNS Louise Marie

 

 

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Type, Class:

 

Frigate; Karel Doorman-class (NED)

ex HNLMS Willem van der Zaan (F 829)

Builder:

 

Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde (KMS), Vlissingen.

(Royal Schelde Shipbuilding, Vlissingen (Flushing), The Netherlands)

STATUS:

 

Royal Netherlands Navy service:

Laid down: November 6, 1985

Launched: January 21, 1989

Commissioned: November 28, 1991

Decommissioned: August 25, 2006

    

Royal Belgium Navy service:

Purchased: December 22, 2005

Christened (BNS Marie Louise / F 931): April 8, 2008 by HM Queen Paola of Belgium

IN SERVICE

Homeport:

 

Zeebrugge Naval Base, Belgium

Namesake:

 

Queen Louise-Marie of Belgium (1812-1850)

Ship’s Motto:

 

AD AUGUSTA PER ANGUSTA  ‘through difficulties to honors’

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

see: INFO > Karel Doorman (NED) - class Frigate

 

ship images

 

a series of 18 photos - thank’s to Mario Vercoutter from Belgium

 

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f 931 bns louise marie frigate oto melara 76/62 dp gun

Oto-Melara 76mm gun

 

bns louise marie f 931 frigate oto melara 76mm 62 caliber 3 inch gun

Oto-Melara 76mm (3-inch) gun

 

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Signaal Goalkeeper close-in weapon system (CIWS)

 

f 931 bns louise marie mk 36 srboc

Mk 36 SRBOC (Super Rapid Blooming Offboard Chaff System)

 

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Queen Louise Marie:

 

Louise of Orléans (Louise Marie Thérèse Charlotte Isabelle; 3 April 1812 - 11 October 1850) was a Princess of Orléans and was Queen consort of the Belgians as the last wife of King Leopold I. She is an ancestor of the present King of Belgium, Italian Royal Pretender (Prince of Naples), the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and the present Prince Napoléon - head of the Imperial House of France.


Life:


Born in Palermo, Sicily, on 3 April 1812, she was the eldest daughter of the future King Louis-Philippe I, King of the French and of his wife Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies. As a child, she had a religious and bourgeoise education thanks to the part played by her mother and her aunt, Louise Marie Adélaïde Eugénie d'Orléans to whom she was very close.

On her father's side, she was a descendant of Philippe Égalité, Philippe d'Orléans, Regent for Louis XV, Madame de Montespan, and of Louis XIV and Philippe I, Duke of Orléans both the sons of Louis XIII. On her mother's side, she was a descendant of Maria Theresa of Austria and Catherine de' Medici. At the accession of her father to the throne, under the name Louis-Philippe I, King of the French, when she was eighteen, Louise became a princesse d'Orléans.


Marriage:

On 9 August 1832, Louise married King Leopold I of the Belgians at the Château de Compiègne, in France. Since Leopold was a Protestant, they had both a Catholic and a Calvinist ceremony.


Children:

Louise and Leopold had four children, including Leopold II of Belgium and Empress Carlota of Mexico.

Prince Louis-Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium (24 July 1833 - 16 May 1834)
Prince Leopold II of Belgium (9 April 1835 - 17 December 1909)
Prince Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (24 March 1837 - 17 November 1905) (His son succeeded Leopold II as Albert I of Belgium)
Princess Charlotte of Belgium, (7 June 1840 - 19 January 1927), consort of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico.


Louise was the 298th Dame of the Royal Order of Queen Maria Luisa on 10 February 1835. A devoted wife and loving mother, she was of a very shy nature and was often only seen in public when her husband forced her. She soon proved to be very popular at the Belgian court with her famous generosity and beauty. Queen Louise-Marie died of tuberculosis in Ostend on 11 October 1850. She is buried beside her husband in Royal Crypt of the Church of Our Lady of Laeken.


Titles and Styles:

3 April 1812 - 9 August 1830 Her Serene Highness Louise Marie Thérèse Charlotte Isabelle of Orléans
9 August 1830 - 9 August 1832 Her Royal Highness Princess Marie Louise of France
9 August 1832 - 11 October 1850 Her Majesty The Queen of the Belgians

 

source: wikipedia

 

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