|Belgian frigate Louise-Marie (F931)|
|Name:||HNLMS Willem van der Zaan (F829)|
|Namesake:||Schout-bij-nacht Willem van der Zaan|
|Builder:||KMS, Flushing (Netherlands)|
|Laid down:||6 November 1985|
|Launched:||21 January 1989|
|Commissioned:||28 November 1991|
|Decommissioned:||25 August 2006|
|Fate:||Sold to Belgium on 22 December 2005|
|Namesake:||Queen Louise-Marie of Belgium|
|Christened:||8 April 2008, by HM Queen Paola of Belgium|
|Acquired:||Purchased on 22 December 2005, from the Royal Netherlands Navy|
|In service:||8 April 2008|
|Renamed:||8 April 2008, from HNLMS Willem van der Zaan|
|Homeport:||Zeebrugge Naval Base|
|Class & type:||Karel Doorman-class frigate|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
|Complement:||15 officers, 70 NCO's, 60 sailors|
|Aircraft carried:||Alouette III helicopter|
The F931 Louise-Marie is a Karel Doorman-class frigate of the Naval Component of the Belgian Armed Forces that was commissioned in 2008. It is the second of the two frigates of this class that were purchased from the Royal Netherlands Navy on December 22, 2005.
It served in the Royal Netherlands Navy as the HNLMS Willem van der Zaan (F829).
In September 2010, Louise-Marie was reported to be preparing for a second deployment to the Horn of Africa.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Belgian frigate Leopold I (F930), for the other ship of this class that was sold to Belgium.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Nederlands fregat voortaan onder Belgische vlag" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 2008-04-02. Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080405231821/http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/3696003/_Nederlands_fregat_onder_Belgische_vlag__.html. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
- "defence.professionals". http://www.defpro.com/news/details/18284/. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
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- Homepage of HNLMS Willem van der Zaan on the website of the Royal Netherlands Navy - Only available in Dutch.
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