Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine

 

 

Karel Doorman - class Guided Missile Frigate (M-Frigate)

 

HNLMS Karel Doorman (F 827)

 

 

units:

in service

builder

fate

 

F 827 HNLMS Karel Doorman

1991

Royal Schelde, Vlissingen

sold to Belgium

 

F 828 HNLMS Van Speijk

1995

Royal Schelde, Vlissingen

in service / RNLN

 

F 829 HNLMS Willem van der Zaan

1991

Royal Schelde, Vlissingen

sold to Belgium

 

F 830 HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes

1992

Royal Schelde, Vlissingen

sold to Chile

 

F 831 HNLMS Van Amstel

1993

Royal Schelde, Vlissingen

in service / RNLN

 

F 832 HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst

1993

Royal Schelde, Vlissingen

sold to Chile

 

F 833 HNLMS Van Nes

1994

Royal Schelde, Vlissingen

sold to Portugal

 

F 834 HNLMS Van Galen

1994

Royal Schelde, Vlissingen

sold to Portugal

 

 

General Information:

The design of the Karel Doorman class (Multipurpose Frigate / M-Frigate) reflects the increasing priority that the Royal Netherlands Navy gives to survivability. Designed to reduce the Radar, Under Water Noise, Infra-Red and magnetic signatures the ships have an extensive NBCD arrangement.
The hull design is based on extensive research into seakeeping and propulsion, giving high sustained speed in seaway and a wide weather window for helicopter operation. Equipped with a rudder roll stabilising system.
Highly automated in machinery control and C3I systems the class has a characteristically low manning level.

 

Technical characteristics (as built):

Length: 122,25 meters

Beam: 13,10 meters

Draft: 4,30 meters (6,20 meters w/propellers)

Displacement: 3320 tons (full load)

Propulsion: CODOG (Combined Diesel or Gas)

2 Rolls Royce Spey SM1C gas turbines (33800 shp);

2 Stork-Wartsila 12SW280 diesel engines (9790 hp)

2 shafts; 2 controllable pitch propellers (CPP);

Speed: 30 knots, max; cruise at 21 knots;

Crew: approx. 160

Aviation/Hangar: platform and hangar for 1 helicopter (Agusta-Westland SH-14D Lynx);

 

Armament (as built):

1 Mk.48 VLS (Vertical Launch System) for Sea Sparrow SAM / 16 cells;

8 Harpoon RGM-84 SSM (2 x 4 in Mk.141 launcher);

1 Mk.100 OTO-Melara 76mm DP-gun;

1 30mm Signaal SGE-30 Goalkeeper Close in Weapon System (CIWS);

2 20mm Oerlikon AA;

2 Mk.32/Mod.9 - twin 12,75 Torpedo Tubes, firing Mk.46/Mod.5 Torpedoes;

 

 

 

 

(c) Thales Naval Netherland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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