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HNLMS Van Galen (F834)
HNLMS Van Galen (F828)
Career (Netherlands)
Name: HNLMS Van Galen
Namesake: Johan van Galen
Operator:
Builder: Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde
Laid down: 7 June 1990
Launched: 21 November 1992
Commissioned: 1 December 1994
Decommissioned: 2009
Identification:
Fate: sold to Portugal in 2009.
Career (Portugal)
Name: Dom Francisco de Almeida
Namesake: Francisco de Almeida
Owner: Portuguese Navy
Acquired: 2009
Identification:
Status: in active service, as of 2020
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Karel Doorman-class frigate
Displacement:
  • 2,800 long tons (2,845 t) standard
  • 3,320 long tons (3,373 t) full load
Length:
  • 122.25 m (401 ft 1 in) oa
  • 114.40 m (375 ft 4 in) pp
  • Beam: 14.37 m (47 ft 2 in)
    Draught: 6.05 m (19 ft 10 in)
    Propulsion:
    • 2 × Rolls-Royce Spey 1A gas turbines, 48,256 shp (35,984 kW) total
    • 2 × Stork-Werkspoor diesel engines, 4,225 hp (3.151 MW) each
    Speed:
  • 29 kn (54 km/h) (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
    Armament:
    Aircraft carried: NH90 (as of 2013) helicopter

    HNLMS Van Galen (F834) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Van Galen ) is 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 captain and convoy commander Johan van Galen and served from 1994 to 2008 with the Dutch navy.[2] The radio call sign of the frigate was "PAMG".[3]

    History[edit | edit source]

    D. Francisco de Almeida moored in London in 2017

    HNLMS Van Galen is one of eight Karel Doorman-class frigates and built at the Koninklijke Schelde Groep yard in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 7 June 1990 and the launching on 21 November 1992. The ship was put into service on 1 December 1994.[2]

    The ship participated in the UNIFIL mission off the coast of Lebanon.[2]

    In 2009 HNLMS Van Galen was sold Portugal.[4] The ship was transferred in 2010 to the Portuguese Navy, where the ship was put into service as the NRP Dom Francisco de Almeida (F334).[3][5]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Baker 1998, pp. 531–533.
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Karel Doormanklasse fregatten (M-fregatten)". www.marineschepen.nl. 20 March 2018. https://marineschepen.nl/schepen/kareldoorman.html. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 
    3. 3.0 3.1 "Van Galen (F834)". www.navyinside.nl. http://www.navyinside.nl/frontpage/van_galen_f834. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 
    4. "F 834 - HNLMS Van Galen". www.seaforces.org. http://www.seaforces.org/marint/Netherlands-Navy/Frigate/F-834-HNLMS-Van-Galen.htm. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 
    5. "Van Galen F 834". www.onzevloot.weebly.com. http://onzevloot.weebly.com/hrms-van-galen-f-834.html. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 

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