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  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A centuries old frigate lying at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland has been identified as belonging to the Admiralty of West Friesland, one of the five former admiralties of the Dutch Republic. The 35-meter warship was reportedly built in Medemblik, the Netherlands in 1708. The cold temperatures in the Gulf of Finland, 62 meters below […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class air defence frigate HNLMS Tromp docked in Rotterdam December 9. The frigate arrived at Rotterdam’s Wilhelmina Pier to mark the 350th anniversary of the Netherlands Marine Corps, held December 10, 2015. The anniversary is marked by a parade which will be attended by the King of the Netherlands, […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently won the contract for the life-prolonging maintenance and refit project of the Royal Netherlands Navy torpedo ship Zr Ms Mercuur. The ship, originally built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in 1987, will be refitted in order to make her suitable for a range of new tasks and assignments. The […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Authorities

    Three ships of the Dutch Navy and teams of the Special Maritime Forces (MARSOF) of the Dutch Marine Corps have been sent to sea anent the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014, in The Hague.   The said vessels are HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, Holland and Friesland. The Dutch Navy has sent its ships to patrol […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities

    The Letter of Intent, signed February 4 between the Netherlands and Germany, breaks the ground for the development of the Joint Support Ship initiative and the amphibious operation capability. Germany is thereby acquiring new capabilities while the Dutch Navy is enabled to equip its ships more efficiently. Defence ministers of the two nations signed the […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Last week, the Special Forces Marines of the Dutch Navy trained with the submarine HNLMS Dolphin.   [mappress] Naval Today Staff, March 11, 2014; Image: Dutch Navy

  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy, with over EUR6 billion in funds set aside for its acquisition and maintenance programs, is the major winner of the Netherlands defense ministry’s 2018 white paper. Army and air force follow with little over two and one billion euros, respectively, while 1.7 billion is to go on IT and cyber. The two most […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (Koniklijke Marine) recently shared photos of its Walrus-class submarine HNLMS Zeeleeuw on a visit to the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The second of overall four submarines in the class is visiting the Caribbean island for exercises with the Netherlands Marine Corps, according to the navy. In December 2015, Zeeleeuw became the first submarine […]

  • 19 November 2012

    The Royal and Dutch navies joined forces in the war on drugs when RFA Argus met up with the Netherlands frigate Van Amstel in the Caribbean. As well as combating the illegal narcotics trade, the two ships exchanged personnel and helicopters, and took part in a gunnery shoot. Both ships – Argus is an aviation […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan is undergoing refit works at the naval base Parera in Willemstad, Curaçao, where it is expected to remain until April 2017. HNLMS Pelikaan was launched in 2006 in Galati, Romania, and sailed into Willemstad for the first time on 11 September 2006. Her arrival was welcomed by the […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Netherlands Navy took over command of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) yesterday morning in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas handed over command of SNMCMG1 to Dutch Navy Commander Peter A.J. Bergen Henegouwen during a brief ceremony conducted by NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Commodore Arian Minderhoud. […]

  • 13 November 2013

    In the space of a week, the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Amsterdam has intercepted 2 drugs transports, confiscating a total of 1,200 kilos of cocaine in the process. In HNLMS Amsterdam’s first interception, the boat carrying the drugs was heading north from Colombia. After the go-fast boat had been picked up on the Amsterdam’s […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. and Dutch Navy ships made a cocaine bust while on patrol conducting Operation Martillo in the Caribbean Sea on April 19. Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8), its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), along with Dutch Karel Doorman-class multi-purpose frigate HNLMS Van Amstel, pursued and boarded a small fishing vessel, called […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Works on a new facility in Kiel, Germany, which will help make warships invisible to magnetic mines should be completed by 2022, the German defense ministry has said. While it is technically not possible to completely eliminate a ship’s magnetic field, degaussing cancels the ship’s magnetic distortion and helps avoid triggering magnetic mines. The €54 […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy launched the first modified Walrus class submarine, the Zr. Ms. Zeeleeuw, on December 3. The launch marks a milestone in the Life Extension Program (LEP) of the Walrus class submarines with the first one now ready to be commissioned. Zr.Ms. Zeeleeuw has undergone modification and modernization works which were performed by […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Over the past two weeks, 26 Dutch Navy personnel were among 6,500 personnel from 35 countries practicing the combating of so-called asymmetrical threats on shore and at sea, focusing on mine countermeasures. This was all part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), based in Bahrain. The main objective of this exercise, the largest in […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    “Today we conclude a long period of development, design, construction and trials. Many professional hands have contributed to the realisation of this outstanding ship.” Those were the words of the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, in Den Helder on November 29 at the commissioning ceremony for the patrol vessel Groningen. […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy said it has sent the Caribbean-stationed offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Holland and logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan to Haiti in wake of the hurricane Mathew which has killed as many as 900 Haitians after it reached the Caribbean region on October 4. Holland headed to Haiti with a detachment of marines, a team of engineers, […]

  • 18 March 2014

    The Royal Netherlands’ Navy Holland-class offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Zeeland entering Aruba mid March.   Built at the Damen Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, HNLMS Zeeland is a new addition to Dutch Navy’s fleet, commissioned in August 2013. The vessel is deployed to the Caribbean Sea since February, to aid to counter-smuggling operations together with US […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization (DMO) procurement agency has awarded Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH) a contract to design, build and deliver a prototype expeditionary survey boat (ESB) for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ESB is to be optimized for rapid environmental assessments and hydrographic surveys in harbors, river mouths, shallow waters, coastal […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s air defense and command frigate HNLMS Evertsen got underway from her homeport in Den Helder on January 5 to become the flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). Evertsen will spend the next six months in the Mediterranean and Black Seas patrolling the region, contributing to the maritime situational awareness […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Equipment & technology

    A covered repair facility frequently used by the Royal Netherlands Navy has recently been acquired by Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHl), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. The repair, blasting and paint hall previously belonged to Strametco Vastgoed BV. The hall is located on the DSHI yard premises and accessible via the yard’s ship lift. With the acquisition, […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has christened HNLMS Karel Doorman (A388), a multi-function support ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy intended for amphibious operations.   The christening ceremony was held in Vlissingen, a city in the southwestern Netherlands, on March 8th. Having been christened, the 204.7m-long  vessel will proceed to sea trials in May. Majority of […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Training & Education

    A magical day dawns on HNLMS Karel Doorman, the Royal Dutch Navy’s new Joint Support Ship while docked at Damen’s Yard in Ritthem, Zeeland, as it prepares for official christening on March 8th.   The ship can be used for multiple purposes, including warship fueling and resupply, transportation of army equipment, and serving as a […]

  • 14 September 2017
    Authorities

    Instead of sending the largest ship in its fleet to a major international drill in the Baltic Sea, the Royal Dutch Navy has decided to cancel the participation and send HNLMS Karel Doorman to the Caribbean to support hurricane relief efforts. Karel Doorman was supposed to travel to the German naval base Warnemünde on September 15 to […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Rob Kramer visited U.S. Navy’s dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry during exercise Cold Response 2016 on March 8. Cold Response is a biennial Norwegian exercise featuring maritime, land and air operations to underscore NATO’s ability to defend against any threat in any environment. The U.S. Navy said that, while […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Netherland’s Ministry of Defence and Thales Nederland have signed an agreement for the update of 16 Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon Systems that are operational in the Royal Netherlands Navy. The operational modification will bring the system to the highest operational status again, capable of dealing with current and future threats. In addition, this contract solves […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Netherlands defense ministry has awarded Dutch shipbuilder Damen a contract for the refit and upgrades of three Royal Netherlands Navy ships. As part of the midlife upkeep (MLU) contract, Damen Shipyards Den Helder will modernize support ship HNLMS Pelikaan, along with hydrographic survey vessels HNLMS Snellius and HNLMS Luymes. The scope of work that […]

  • 5 April 2011

      Two Somali pirates were killed in an operation by the Dutch frigate HNLMS Tromp on Saturday morning… (rnw) [mappress] Source: rnw, April 5, 2011;