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HNLMS Banckert (1978)
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Banckert
Namesake: Joost Banckert
Builder: KM de Schelde, Vlissingen
Laid down: 25 February 1976
Launched: 30 September 1978
Commissioned: 29 October 1980
Decommissioned: 14 May 1993
Fate: Sold to the Hellenic Navy
Career (Greece)
Name: Aigaion
Commissioned: 14 May 1993
Identification: F460
Status: active service
General characteristics
Class & type: Kortenaer-class frigate
Displacement:
  • 3,500 long tons (3,600 t) standard
  • 3,800 long tons (3,900 t) full load
Length: 130 m (426 ft 6 in)
Beam: 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)
Draft: 4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) cruise
  • 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) maximum
  • Endurance: 4,700 nautical miles at 16 knots (8,700 km at 30 km/h)
    Complement: 176–196
    Armament:
    Aircraft carried: 2 × Sea Lynx helicopters (1 in peacetime)

    HNLMS Banckert (F810) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Banckert ) was a frigate of the Kortenaer class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1980 to 2003. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Joost Banckert. The ship's radio call sign was "PADD".[1]

    Dutch service history[edit | edit source]

    HNLMS Banckert was built at KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 25 February 1976 and the launching on 30 September 1978. The ship was put into service on 29 October 1980.[1]

    The ship was added to STANAVFORLANT on 7 January 1983 and met with the other ships on 20 January in Plymouth.[2]

    She left on 6 November where she served as station ship from 17 November 1989 until 19 May 1990.[2]

    On 14 May 1993 the vessel was decommissioned and was sold to the Hellenic Navy.[1][2]

    ==Greek service history==

    The ship was commissioned 14 May 1993 in the Hellenic Navy where the ship was renamed Aigaion using the radio call sign "SZDR".[3]

    Notes[edit | edit source]


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