|Jacob van Heemskerck-class frigate|
Jacob van Heemskerck (F812) in New York, 2004
|Name:||Jacob van Heemskerck , L type|
|Builders:||Royal Schelde Shipyard|
|Operators:||Royal Netherlands Navy, Chilean Navy|
|In service:||1986-present day|
|Displacement:||3000 tons standard (3,750 tons full load)|
2 shaft combined gas and gas (COGAG) system
|Speed:||30 knots maximum, 20 knots cruising|
|Range:||4700 nmi at 16 knots|
|Sensors and |
Radar: LW-08, DA-08, 2x STIR-240, STIR-180, ZW-06|
The Jacob van Heemskerck class frigate was a class of frigates of the Royal Netherlands Navy. They were built to be an air defence version of the Kortenaer class frigate. The helicopter was replaced by a Standard medium range SAM system and associated radars. 2 ships were built for the Dutch Navy, in 2005 they were sold to the Chilean Navy.
Two ships were built by Royal Schelde dockyard. The ships were named after Admirals as is usual practice in the Royal Netherlands Navy.
- F812 Jacob van Heemskerck,
- named after Jacob van Heemskerk,
- laid down 21 January 1981,
- launched 5 November 1983,
- completed 15 January 1986.
- Sold to Chile in 2005 as the Almirante Latorre (named after Juan José Latorre) and is currently (2009) in service
- F813 Witte de With,
- named after Witte Corneliszoon de With,
- laid down 15 December 1981,
- launched 25 August 1984,
- completed 17 September 1986.
- Sold to Chile in 2005 as the Capitán Prat (named after Arturo Prat) and is currently (2009) in service
- Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995
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