Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine – Corvette

F 823   -   HNLMS Lynx



HNLMS Lynx (F 823)

Type, Class:


Roofdier class Corvette / US PCE-1604 class - Patrol Craft Escort



Cantieri Navale Breda di Marghera, Venice, Italy (now Fincantieri Navali Italiani)



Laid down: ? (as PCE-1626)

Launched: 1956

Commissioned: October 2, 1956 (as HNLMS Lynx / F 823)

Decommissioned: 1961

Fate: transferred to Italy in 1961; renamed ITS Aquila (F 542); decommissioned in 1991;




Ship’s Motto:


AD OMNIA PARATUS  'prepared for all things'

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)


see: INFO >> Corvette – Roofdier class (US PCE-1604 Patrol Craft Escort)



Official Royal Netherlands Navy site


ship images

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Information & History

HNLMS Lynx (F 823):


The ship was built under the MDAP-programme (Mutual Defence Assistance Programme) in Italy as PCE-1626. Delivered to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1956.

Integrated into the "Roofdier-class" Fleet of Corvettes but not the same design as the US-built "Roofdiers" so it may be a "one-of-a-kind" ship.

Commissioned as F 823, HNLMS Lynx. Transferred back to Italy after only 5 years in RNLN-service. In service in the Italian Navy - Marina Militare Italiana (MMI) as NMM Aquila (F 542). Decommissioned in 1991.




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