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HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst (F832)
Abraham van der Hulst
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Abraham van der Hulst
Namesake: Abraham van der Hulst
Builder: Koninklijke Schelde Groep, Vlissingen
Laid down: 8 February 1989
Launched: 7 September 1991
Commissioned: 15 December 1993
Decommissioned: 2004
Status: sold to Chile
Career (Chile)
Name: Almirante Blanco Encalada
Namesake: Manuel Blanco Encalada
Owner: Chilean Navy
Acquired: 2006
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Class & type: Karel Doorman-class frigate
Displacement: 3,320 tons
Length: 122.25 m (401.1 ft)
Beam: 14.37 m (47.1 ft)
Draught: 4.3 m (14 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Rolls Royce (Spey 1A) 16700 hp (12.45 MW) gasturbines
2 Stork-Werkspoor 4895 hp (3.650 MW) diesel engines
Speed: 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Complement: 174
Armament:Oto Melara 76 mm anti-air/anti-surface gun
1 ×Goalkeeper CIWS (point defence gun)
4× Mk 32 324 mm torpedo tubes, Mark 46 torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 1 × Lynx helicopter

HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst was a ship of the Karel Doorman-class of multi-purpose frigates of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Built by the shipyard Koninklijke Schelde Groep in Vlissingen. The ship is named after the Dutch Admiral Abraham van der Hulst. She was sold to the Chilean Navy where the ship was renamed Almirante Blanco Encalada.

Dutch service[edit | edit source]

13 February 1998 while of Corsica serving in the NATO squadron STANAVFORMED she receives orders to steam through the Suez canal to the Persian Gulf to join a UN operation to enforce a trade embargo on Iraq. This lasted until 31 May that year. After this she was sent to Eritrea and assist with the evacuation of European citizens.

The ship took part in Operation Enduring Freedom around the Arabian Peninsula.

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