HNLMS Van Amstel (F831)

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
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)
  • 2 Rolls Royce (Spey 1A) 16700 hp (12.45 MW) gasturbines
  • 2 Stork-Werkspoor 4895 hp (3.650 MW) diesel engines
  • 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
Aircraft carried: NH90 (as of 2013) helicopter

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 shipyard Koninklijke 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.

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HNLMS Van Amstel (bottom right) in a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea.
Van Amstel, September 2005 in the Gulf of Mexico
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