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  • 5 February 2016

    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 […]

  • 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

    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, […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Netherlands Navy’s Joint Logistic Support Ship HNLMS Karel Doorman will enter Warnemünde, Germany on March 12 to mark the start of the Dutch-German joint support ship use. The 204.7-meter ship, biggest in the Dutch Navy, will host mutual exercises between the two countries. Soldiers of both countries will take part in evacuation and boarding exercises which will take place both […]

  • 25 March 2014

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 September 2011

      Armed Dutch marines will be on board the specialist semi-submersible vessel Mighty Servant 3 when it makes a 14-day journey through piracy-prone waters from Singapore to the Middle East port of Sharjah. A spokesman for the Dutch shipping company confirmed that the marines will embark the low-freeboard and low-speed Netherlands-flagged vessel in Singapore before […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards has received an order for six patrol vessels from the Dutch Police. As informed, all six ships will be built at Damen’s headquarters in Gorinchem in the Netherlands and are due for delivery between 2019 and 2021. Intended for Zeehavenpolitie and Landelijke Eenheid units, three of the newbuilds are seagoing — the Stan […]

  • 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

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy ships HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS Friesland are currently moored in St. Petersburg for the NEVA maritime exhibition. The NEVA exhibition is one of the biggest international trade fairs in the world for international shipping, shipbuilding and offshore energy technology. High-quality and innovative As examples of high-quality and innovative Dutch […]

  • 14 September 2017

    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 […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch Defence Minister Hans Hillen had a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Dr. Ismet Yilmaz in Istanbul last week. The Defence ministers signed a statement aimed at enhancing the military cooperation between the two NATO allies. Mr Hillen subsequently paid a visit to the frigate HNLMS Evertsen, which was moored in the Bosporus to mark […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    French defense contractor Naval Group has joined forces with Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC in a bid to secure a contract for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s submarine replacement project. The two companies are combining their experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing complex maritime and defense systems. Naval Group would define the submarine design with the […]

  • 14 August 2013

    On August 11, Dutch supply ship HNLMS Amsterdam, equipped with an on-board NH90 helicopter, set sail for the Caribbean from the port of Den Helder. In the next 4 months, HNLMS Amsterdam will serve as a guard ship and be deployed to intercept drug transports and support the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard. The ship will […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s new combat support ship that will be delivered in 2023 will be named HNLMS Den Helder, the navy announced on November 9. As the name of the new ship was announced, the defense ministry also shared a 3D animation of the ship arriving at the Den Helder naval base. Barbara Visser, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Thursday, June 4, a Dutch Marine boarding team that has been embarked on board Operation Atalanta warship, FGS Bayern, is returning home to the Netherlands after completing a successful six-month counter-piracy deployment. The Dutch Marines were tasked to conduct boarding operations in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden to deter and disrupt acts […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Two would-be submarine commanders joined a Dutch boat in the Norwegian fjords to test their handling abilities. Lieutenant Commanders Ian Shropshall and James Collie dived and manoeuvred the Bruinvis in the narrow waters as she sought out – and then avoided – a Dutch frigate and patrol ship. Seen through the unmistakeable cross-hairs of a […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    On January 21st, the Dutch Minister of Defence, Mrs Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, visited Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. She was received by Mr Kommer Damen (Chairman of the Board, Mr Arnout Damen (COO) and Mr Hein van Ameijden (MD of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding), who gave her a guided tour. Afterwards, they discussed the cooperation with the Dutch […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Training & Education

      While conducting sea-trials, the new patrol vessel HNLMS Holland returned a Dutch trophy from the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667) to British soil. The stern piece of the English flagship HMS Royal Charles was temporarily transferred to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, U.K. on 15 March 2012. This was done in the presence of […]

  • 4 December 2017

    A team of Dutch and Swedish sailors and marines have returned from a three-month deployment to the Horn of Africa as part of the EU counter-piracy operation Atalanta. Dutch Navy landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam returned to her homeport Den Helder on December 3 with an embarked Swedish boarding team and their two CB-90 fast attack craft. […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Industry news

    The Netherlands-based company Royal IHC and trade unions FNV, CNV, RMU and De Unie have signed a covenant within the framework of the program for the replacement of the Dutch Walrus class submarines. A year ago, Royal IHC and France’s defense contractor Naval Group joined forces in a bid to secure a contract for […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Cooperation between the Royal Netherlands Navy and the German Navy will continue regardless of the damage HNLMS Karel Doorman suffered, the German Navy said. This statement comes after the Dutch defense ministry confirmed that one of two main engines on the Dutch Navy support ship HNLMS Karel Doorman broke down and needed to be replaced entirely. […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch Coast Guard patrol vessel Barend Biesheuvel recently docked at Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHl) for her third special survey. The major task carried out during the docking was a full dismantling, inspection and overhaul of the propulsion system, from the propellers, shafts and gearboxes to the rudders, steering gear and tunnel thruster. In addition, the coolers […]

  • 20 May 2014

    On Monday 19 May 2014, Dutch frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provenciën joined EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta.   As the ship sailed towards the Gulf of Aden the crew maintained a high level of operational readiness. They conducted a hostage release exercise with a Dutch merchant vessel and had to coordinate a […]

  • 1 May 2017

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    One of the two main engines of the Dutch Navy’s largest ship, HNLMS Karel Doorman, was seriously damaged and needs to be replaced. According to the country’s defense ministry, this operation, due to its complexity, will take around 8 months to be completed. The damage occurred March 10 while the amphibious operation support ship was […]