|KRI Oswald Siahaan (354)|
Hr. Ms. Van Nes 1966.jpg|
The Van Nes in 1966
|Name:||KRI Oswald Siahaan|
|Name:||HNLMS Van Nes|
|Laid down:||25 July 1963|
|Launched:||26 March 1966|
|Commissioned:||9 August 1966|
|Fate:||Sold to Indonesia|
|Class & type:||Ahmad Yani-class frigate|
KRI Oswald Siahaan (354) is an Ahmad Yani-class frigate operated by the Indonesian Navy. Prior to her service in the Indonesian Navy, she served in the Royal Netherlands Navy as the HNLMS Van Nes (F805).
Design[edit | edit source]
The ship has a displacement of 2,940 tonnes, with a length of 113.42 meters and a beam of 4.57 meters. She is powered by two 16,000 horse power engines with a maximum speed of 28.5 knots (52.8 km/h). She has a crew of 180 sailors. Armament-wise, the vessel is equipped with P-800 Oniks missiles, Mistral air defense missiles, an OTO Melara 76 mm gun, two 12.7 mm heavy machine guns, and Honeywell torpedoes.
Service history[edit | edit source]
The ship was previously operated by the Royal Netherlands Navy as the Van Speijk-class frigate HNLMS Van Nes (F805). Van Nes was laid down on 25 July 1963, launched on 26 March 1966, commissioned on 9 August 1966 and decommissioned in February 1987, and was transferred to Indonesia in 1988 where it received its current name.
In May 2016, Oswald Siahaan seized a Chinese trawler, the Gui Bei Yu (27088), in the waters of Natuna Islands, firing shots at the trawler and blocking an attempt by a Chinese coast guard ship to rescue the fishing ship - which was taken under Indonesian custody.
References[edit | edit source]
- Prabowo, Prasto (18 May 2014). "Mengenal Kapal Perang Pemukul Utama TNI AL" (in id). Satu Harapan. http://www.satuharapan.com/read-detail/read/mengenal-kapal-perang-pemukul-utama-tni-al. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
- "F 805 HNLMS Van Nes - Van Speijk (UK Leander) Class Frigate - Aert Jansse Van Nes". http://www.seaforces.org/marint/Netherlands-Navy/Frigate/F-805-HNLMS-Van-Nes.htm. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
- Mollman, Steve (31 May 2016). "Indonesia had another high-seas encounter with China—but this time it brought a bigger boat" (in en). Quartz. https://qz.com/695526/indonesia-had-another-high-seas-encounter-with-china-but-this-time-it-brought-a-bigger-boat/. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
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