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HNLMS Witte de With (1984)
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HNLMS Witte de With at sea
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Witte de With
Namesake: Witte Corneliszoon de With
Builder: KM de Schelde, Vlissingen
Laid down: 15 December 1981
Launched: 25 August 1984
Commissioned: 17 September 1986
Decommissioned: 12 May 2006
Fate: Sold to the Chilean Navy
Career (Chile)
Name: Capitán Prat
Namesake: Arturo Prat
Commissioned: 17 July 2006
Identification: FFG-11
Status: active service
General characteristics
Type: Jacob van Heemskerck class
  • 3,000 tons standard
  • 3,750 tons full load
Length: 130 m (426 ft 6 in)
Beam: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
Draught: 4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
  • 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph) maximum
  • 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph) cruising
  • Range: 4,700 nmi (8,700 km; 5,400 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
    Complement: 197
    Sensors and
    processing systems:
    • Radar
      • LW-08
      • SMART-S Mk1
      • 2 x STIR-240
      • STIR-180
      • ZW-06
    • Sonar
      • PHS-36
  • 4 × Mk46 torpedo tubes (2 twin mounts)
  • 8 × RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers (2 quad mounts)
  • 1 × RIM-66 Standard SAM from a Mk13 Guided Missile Launch System (40 missiles total)
  • 8 × RIM-7 NATO Sea Sparrow SAM from a Mk29 Guided Missile Launch System (8 missile in the launcher and 16 in the magazine)
  • 1 × Goalkeeper 30 mm CIWS gun system
  • 2 × 20 mm guns
  • HNLMS Witte de With (F813) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Witte de With ) was a frigate of the Jacob van Heemskerck class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1986 to 2006. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Witte Corneliszoon de With. The ship's radio call sign was "PAVP".[1]

    Dutch service history[edit | edit source]

    HNLMS Witte de With was one of two Jacob van Heemskerck-class frigates and was built at the KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 15 December 1981 and the launching on 25 August 1984. The ship was put into service on 17 September 1986.[1]

    The ship participated in Operation Desert Shield/Storm from September 1990 to December 1990.[1]

    In 1988 Witte de With and the frigates Jan van Brakel and Kortenaer and the replenishment ship Zuiderkruis made a trip to the far east visiting Egypt, India, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand to show the flag and for practice.[2][3]

    On 12 May 2006 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Chilean Navy.[1][3]

    ==Chilean service history==

    The ship was put into service on 17 July 2006 where the ship was renamed Capitán Prat using the radio call sign was "CCPT".[4]

    Notes[edit | edit source]

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