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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German special forces have returned to training aboard the biggest ship in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s fleet after it spent almost a year undergoing engine repairs. HNLMS Karel Doorman returned to sea in April this year after completing repairs at the Den Helder base. The ship’s engine issues caused a pause in the maritime collaboration […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 April 2018

    HNLMS Karel Doorman, the Royal Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose amphibious ship, got underway from its Den Helder homeport on April 4 to join the NATO-led operation Sea Guardian. Karel Doorman will spend the next nine weeks patrolling the Mediterranean Sea monitoring patterns-of-life to detect suspicious activities at sea. In addition to maritime situational awareness, counter-terrorism operations […]

  • 30 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Marines from Germany and the Netherlands will be honing their evacuation skills in the Rostock port aboard the Royal Netherlands Navy’s amphibious ship HNLMS Karel Doorman. Named ‘Schneller Adler 2018’ – which translates to Fast Eagle – the exercise starts on September 3 and will consist of port and at sea evolutions. Some 60 marines […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: 2016 Bundeswehr (German Navy) The Royal Netherlands Navy joint support ship HNLMS Karel Doorman entered Warnemünde, Germany on March 13 to train with the “Seebataillon”, the German Navy’s marine unit based in naval base Eckernförde. The Seebataillon demonstrated its capabilities on March 14 by carrying out vehicle and personnel evacuation drills as well as the boarding […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In collaboration with Damen Shipyards and the RNLN, Bolidt installed the decking on the Navy’s new vessel Joint Support Ship Karel Doorman. In total, about 18,000 m2 of Bolidt marine decking has been installed on the JSS Karel Doorman. The vessel is more than 204 metres long with a beam of over 30 metres. It has a displacement of 27,800 tonnes, which will make JSS […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Joint Support Ship ‘HNLMS Karel Doorman’ departed Galati, Romania, on July 22nd, and headed to the last stage of construction execution in the Netherlands. It is expected that the vessel will reach Vlissingen in 3 weeks. It has been two and a half years since the keel was laid and the works on the vessel […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Netherlands Navy’s Joint Logistics Support Ship Karel Doorman arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone and started unloading supplies yesterday, November 19, to help fight Ebola. The vessel delivered the much needed aid in the means of protective clothing, beds, medical equipment and other, totalling over 1,000 tons of aid supplies that the vessel brought to West Africa. JSS […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 29 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey Lands on LHD Juan Carlos I On June 18th a milestone for the LHD ‘Juan Carlos I’ took place off the coast of Cádiz; namely the landing, for the first time, of a US Marine Corps MV-22 ‘Osprey’ coming from Morón Air Base. GE to Propel UK Navy’s Type 26 Vessels Today’s frigates […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The largest vessel in the Royal Dutch Navy’s fleet recently became the first ship to have its hull cleaned with robot technology. Dutch company Fleet Cleaner announced that the Karel Doorman cleaning was a trial completed in December 2016. The company removed the fouling of the vessel using a hull cleaning ROV that performed both under- and above water cleaning. […]

  • 16 March 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russia Deploys 60 Ships near Ukraine Russia has deployed 60 ships on the East border of Ukraine and in Crimea, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Tenykh said on Tuesday, March 11.   The Minister also stressed that there is no open aggression, since Russia does not officially recognize the troops in Crimea as […]

  • 5 October 2017

    A Dutch and a Royal Navy ship recently completed what was termed by the Royal Navy as “the easiest RAS ever”, as support vessel RFA Mounts Bay took on fuel from Dutch ship HNLMS Karel Doorman in the Caribbean. A difficult – potentially dangerous – manoeuvre it’s typically performed mid-Ocean between a Royal Fleet Auxiliary […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Industry news

    Following the arrival of the Royal Netherlands Navy Joint Support Ship “Karel Doorman” at Vlissingen, Alewijnse Marine Systems is now embarking on the second stage of a four year project to install the electrical systems on this exceptionally sophisticated vessel. Joint Support Ship (JSS) “Karel Doorman” departed Damen Galati Yard in Romania, on July 22nd, […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have decided to join efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis currently affecting their overseas territories. In order to help relieve local populations, they decided to bring a coordinated military answer in support of civilian crisis management tools. French, British and Dutch armed forces are deploying military assets […]

  • 15 September 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Taiwan to Buy Warships from US Navy Taiwan Navy is planning to buy two warships from the US Navy, according to the Agence France-Presse. The warships will be Perry-class frigates, which are estimated to be worth up to USD 5.6 billion. The purchase is part of Taiwan Navy’s efforts to modernize their forces and replace […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Chilean Navy will likely acquire the remaining two Dutch Karel Dorman-class (M-frigates) frigates as they retire from the Royal Netherlands Navy’s service, following the signing of a letter of intent (LoI) between the two sides. The LoI was signed during the visit of Dutch defense procurement organization director Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard to Chile. […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Francisco de Almeida (F334) departed its homeport of Lisbon Naval Base on August 6 to join NATO’s standing maritime group 1 (SNMG1). The former Karel Doorman-class frigate will join units from Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and Norway for operations in the North and Baltic Sea. During the frigate’s time with SNMG1, the […]