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HNLMS Van Nes (F833)
Van Ness
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Van Nes
Namesake: Aert Jansse van Nes
Builder: Koninklijke Schelde Groep, Vlissingen
Laid down: 10 January 1990
Launched: 16 May 1992
Commissioned: 2 June 1994
Decommissioned: 20 December 2007
Status: sold to Portugal
Career (Portugal)
Name: Bartolomeu Dias
Namesake: Bartolomeu Dias
Owner: Portuguese Navy
Acquired: 16 January 2009
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) 16,700 hp (12.5 MW) gasturbines
2 Stork-Werkspoor 4,895 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 Van Nes 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 Aert Jansse van Nes. She was sold to the Portuguese Navy where the ship was renamed Bartolomeu Dias.

Dutch service[edit | edit source]

Van Nes served in the NATO squadron STANAVFORLANT from 9 October tot 31 December 1999 and again in 2001. The ship took part in Operation Enduring Freedom around the Arabian Peninsula.

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