|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.
Ships[edit | edit source]
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
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995
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