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HNLMS Philips van Almonde (1979)
File:Philips van Almonde F823.jpg
Philips van Almonde
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Philips van Almonde
Namesake: Philips van Almonde
Builder: Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam
Laid down: 1 October 1977
Launched: 11 August 1979
Commissioned: 2 December 1981
Decommissioned: 2002
Fate: Sold to the Hellenic Navy
Career (Greece)
Name: Themistoklis
Acquired: 2002
Identification: F465
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 Philips van Almonde (F823) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Philips van Almonde ) was a frigate of the Kortenaer class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1981 to 2002. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Philips van Almonde. The ship's radio call sign was "PADF".[1]

    Dutch service history[edit | edit source]

    HNLMS Philips van Almonde was built at the Wilton-Fijenoord in Schiedam. The keel laying took place on 1 October 1977 and the launching on 11 August 1979. The ship was put into service on 2 December 1981.[1]

    She, Jacob van Heemskerck and the replenishment ship Zuiderkruis participated in the Gulf War and were sent to replace Witte de With and Pieter Florisz on 4 and 5 December 1990.[2]

    From 2 July to 15 December 1984 the ship participated in STANAVFORLANT.[1]

    In 2001 after the 11 September attacks the ship took part in Operation Enduring Freedom.[3]

    In 2002 the vessel was decommissioned was and sold to the Hellenic Navy.[1]

    ==Greek service history==

    The ship was transferred in 2002 to the Hellenic Navy where the ship was renamed Themistoklis using the radio call sign "SZCG".[4]

    Notes[edit | edit source]


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