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KRI Oswald Siahaan (354)
Hr. Ms. Van Nes 1966.jpg
The Van Nes in 1966
Career (Indonesia)
Name: KRI Oswald Siahaan
Acquired: 1988
Identification: 354
Career (Netherlands)
Name: HNLMS Van Nes
Laid down: 25 July 1963
Launched: 26 March 1966
Commissioned: 9 August 1966
Decommissioned: February 1987
Identification: F805
Fate: Sold to Indonesia
General characteristics
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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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