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  • 19 February 2020

    More than a hundred mainly Dutch companies will contribute to the construction of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new combat support ship (CSS) HNLMS Den Helder (A834), shipbuilder Damen said. The contract was signed today in Den Helder by the Director of Defence Material Organization (DMO), Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard and Arnout Damen, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine recently signed a contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the installation activities, including of the military equipment, for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new combat support ship, HNLMS Den Helder.

  • 30 March 2020
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The first two contracts for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s combat support ship (CSS) project were awarded to RH Marine and Heinen & Hopman last week, shipbuilder Damen said. As explained, the contracts were signed with a modified working method in accordance with the current guidelines of the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and Environment. […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Training & Education

    After a three-month deployment to the counterpiracy operation in the waters off the Somali coast, the submarine HNLMS Dolfijn returned to Den Helder. With family and friends looking on, a tug brought the Dolfijn and its 55-man crew safely into the naval port. During its deployment, HNLMS Dolfijn thwarted various actions of unsuspecting pirates. It […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 January 2014

    Dutch Navy ship HNLMS Johan de Witt returned to Den Helder at the end of December after 4 months of anti-piracy mission Atalanta. On 6 December, Commodore Peter Lenselink handed over the command of Task Force 465 to his successor, Contre Amiral Hervé Bléjean of the French Navy and headed home. “You have played a […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) received the first of a series of three ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid tugs when they sailed into the Den Helder harbor on February 20. This 29-meter tug is named Noordzee and is the first hybrid tug delivered to the Navy by Damen. At this time, the RNLN has four conventional […]

  • 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. […]

  • 19 January 2012

    Air defence and command frigate HNLMS De Ruyter left her home port of Den Helder on 12 January to serve as the flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). This NATO maritime group will be under Dutch command for a year from 23 January. On that day, Dutch Commodore Ben Bekkering will take over […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    HNLMS Karel Doorman, the largest ship in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy, has taken to sea again after receiving a new engine during a reparation that lasted for almost a year. The amphibious, multi-function support ship returned to the Den Helder base in April last year with a broken engine that needed to be replaced. […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The new Royal Netherlands Navy vessel HNLMS Karel Doorman will set sail for the first time on Tuesday, July 1st at Den Helder naval port.   HNLMS Karel Doorman conducted her first sea trials on Sunday, June 22, at the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding’s (DSNS) Vlissingen yard. On Wednesday, June 25, the vessel performed its […]

  • 16 October 2015

    Dutch warship, HNLMS Groningen, reached the halfway point in her deployment on Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia on Wednesday, October 14. To mark the event, the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Walter Hansen, and the youngest sailor on board cut in half a long piece of wood that had photographs attached showing the key […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate Louise Marie F931 has returned to its homeport in Zeebrugge, Belgium, after undergoing modernization in the Netherlands. The frigate was docked in Den Helder, where she was fitted with new weapons and communications. BNS Louise Marie will now be performing operational and readiness tests. According to the Belgian Navy, the ship should […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Amstel last week returned to its home base of Den Helder. For the past three months, the ship was deployed to counter piracy in the waters of Somalia. The Van Amstel also escorted UN World Food Programme ships sailing in the area. The navy frigate left for the Somali Basin, the […]

  • 20 June 2016

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate De Zeven Provinciën returned to her home port of Den Helder today following a five-month deployment to the Caribbean Sea. The lead ship of the De Zeven Provinciën-class frigates intercepted a total of four ships and about 1570 kilos of drugs. Three interceptions resulted in hauling 850 kilos of cocaine and […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Training & Education

    On 19 March 2012, the multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Amstel left its home base of Den Helder for Somalia. The ship is set to take part in Operation Atalanta, the European Union’s counter-piracy mission. Before departure, family and friends of the crew said their farewells on board the ship. In the coming months, the frigate […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Speijk left the port of Den Helder for Somalia. The ship will be taking part in the Ocean Shield counterpiracy mission.The Van Speijk has 168 military personnel on board, including a heavily armed specialist team of marines. These marines have been trained for boarding suspect ships. HNLMS Van Speijk is the […]

  • 7 January 2019

    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 […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine is undertaking the assessment for the upcoming electrical refit that will be an important part of the mid-life refit of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s logistic support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan (A804). Alewijnse was awarded the contract by Damen Shipyards Den Helder in August last year and commenced work in January. The work is being […]

  • 5 May 2015

    On Thursday 30 April the ship’s company and international Force HQ staff based on board the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, were presented with their Operation Atalanta counter-piracy medal by Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren. In his speech Rear Admiral Haggren thanked the sailors and marines for their efforts in helping […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    After a successful deployment in the Caribbean of 4 months, HNLMS Holland put into its home port of Den Helder, where the families, friends and colleagues of the crew had gathered on the quayside to welcome them home. While on deployment, the ship was on duty as the Royal Netherlands Navy guard ship for the Caribbean. […]

  • 14 September 2017

    Royal Dutch Navy’s landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam joined the EU-led counter piracy operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia on September 13. HNLMS Rotterdam set sail from her homeport Den Helder on August 27. In addition to the Dutch crew, a Swedish boarding team and two Swedish fast attack crafts (CB-90) are embarked on […]

  • 23 January 2013

    The frigate HNLMS De Ruyter left her home port of Den Helder for counterpiracy operations in the waters around Somalia. For this mission, the EU’s Operation Atalanta, the ship is carrying the new NH-90 helicopter, which will see its first operational deployment. The air defence and command frigate has extensive command & control, communications and […]

  • 17 February 2015

    On Tuesday 10 February, Royal Netherlands Navy warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, joined the EU Naval Force. The warship, which is a Landing Platform Dock, will be deployed in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for three months as the EU Naval Force flagship. It will accommodate the Force Headquarters staff, led by Swedish […]

  • 11 June 2018

    Royal Netherlands Navy multi-purpose amphibious ship HNLMS Karel Doorman returned to her homeport in Den Helder on June 8, concluding a two-month deployment to the NATO-led operation Sea Guardian. HNLMS Karel Doorman supported the operation with 300 people on board. In addition to the helicopter detachment and medical personnel for a fully-fledged hospital, Karel Doorman was […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After a 4 month-deployment in the Caribbean, the Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose Frigate HNLMS Van Amstel arrived to Den Helder on September 23. The ship has been deployed on anti-drug operations and coastguard duties in the Caribbean. Working in collaboration with an American Law Enforcement Detachment, the Dutch Navy vessels conducted anti-drug tasks in the Caribbean. The boarding team had access to […]