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Dutch Navy.  Photographs and history of the Dutch Navy.  Includes photos of Frigates, battleships, Aircraft Carriers, Cruisers and Auxiliaries of the Netherlands.

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AIRCRAFT    CARRIERS

Karel Doorman (EX HMS NAIRANA)

Loaned by RN in 1946 On loan form Royal Navy in 1946  returned to RN in 1948

Karel Doorman (EX HMS Venerable)

Purchased 1st April 1948 Sold to Argentina  1969

Karel Doorman, 1960.

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The Dutch Aircraft Carrier Karel Doorman

The Dutch Aircraft Carrier Karel Doorman

BATTLESHIPS

De Ruyter 1863 Scrapped 1874
Prins Hendrik Der Nederlanden 1866 -
Buffel Class Turret Rams
Buffel 1868 -
Guinea 1870 -
Schorpioen Class Turret Rams
Schorpioen 1868 -

Schorpioen, 1870.

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Stier 1868 -
 
Koning Der Nederlanden 1874 -

Koning Der Nederlanden, 1874.

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Koning Der Nederlanden, 1874.

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EVERTSEN Class  Coastal Defence Ship

Evertsen

1894,  (Fijenoord) Scrapped 1914
Piet Hein 1894  (Amsterdam) Discarded 1914

Kortenaer

1894  (Schele)

Discarded 1920

KONINGIN REGENTES Class  Coastal Defence Ship

De Royter

1901  (Fijenoord) Discarded 1923
Hertog Hendrik 1902  (Amsterdam) Became a Hulk in 1945

Koningin Regentes

1900   (Amsterdam)

Discarded 1920

The Dutch Coastal Defence Ship Koningin Regentes

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MARTIN HARPERTZOON TROMP  Coastal Defence Ship

Martin Harpertzoon Tromp

1904  (Amsterdam) Stricken in 1927  Scrapped 1932
JACOB VAN HEEMSKERCK  Coastal Defence Ship

Jacob Van Heemskerck 

1906  (Amsterdam) Hulked 1948
DE ZEVEN PROVINCIEN  Coastal Defence Ship

De Zeven Provincien 

15th march 1909 Scuttled on the 2nd march 1942 after being badly damaged by Japanese aircraft on the 18th February 1942.raised by the Japanese and used as a blockship in 1943

De Zeven Provincien, 1919.

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DESTROYERS

Fret Class
Bulhound 20th December 1911 Stricken 1927
Fret 15th October 1910 Stricken 1922
Jakhals 20th January 1912 Stricken 1928
Wolf 17th September 1910 Stricken 1924
Hermelijn 22nd February 1913 Stricken 1925
Lynx 24th December 1912 Stricken 1928
Panter 9th September 1913 Stricken 1934
Vos 28th June 1913 Stricken 1928
Van Ghent Class
Evertsen 29th December 1926 Lost 29th February 1942
Kortenaer 30th June 1927 Sunk 27th February 1942
Piet Hein 2nd April 1927 Sunk 19th February 1942

Piet Hein, 1928.

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Van Ghent 23rd October 1926 Wrecked 15th February 1942
Van Galen Class
Banckert 14th November 1929 Sunk September 1949
Van Galen 28th June 1928 Scrapped 1942
Van Nes 20th March 1930 Sunk 17th February 1942
Witte De With 11th September 1928 Scuttled 2nd March 1942
Tjerk Hiddes Class
Gerard Callenburgh 12th October 1939 Sunk 9th June 1944
Isaac Sweers 16th March 1940 Sunk 13th November 1942
Tjerk Hiddes 12th October 1939 Scrapped 1942
Ex - British N Class
Van Galen (ex HMS Noble) 1942 -

Sailors on G.84 Van Galen, 1942.

Contributed by Paul van der Moezel.

G.84 Van Galen (ex - HMS Noble).

Ex British N-Class Destroyer, launched 17th April 1941.  Stricken 1957.

Contributed by Paul van der Moezel

Tjerk Hiddes (ex HMS Nonpareil) 1942 -

G16 Tjerk Hiddes (nearest) with British destroyers G25 HMS Nepal (far) and G29 HMS Offa (centre).

Tjerk Hiddes, Ex- British N Class Destroyer HMS Nonpareil.  Purchased while under construction, launched 25th June 1941.

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Marnix (ex HMS Garland) 1947 -

Marnix, May 1954.

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HOLLAND class destroyers          Displacement: 2215t standard; 2765t full load        Armament: 4-120mm, 1-40mm, 2-375mm ASW RL, 2 DC racks          Complement: 247
Holland 11th April 1953 To Peru 1978

Holland, June 1967.

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Holland, February 1968.

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Zeeland 12th January 1951 Broken up 1979

Zeeland, April 1966.

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Noord Brabant 1st March 1951 Scrapped following collision 1974

Noord Brabant, April 1966.

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Gelderland 10th March 1951 Hulked 1973
FRIESLAND class destroyers               Displacement: 2497t standard; 3070t full load          Armament: 4-120mm, 6-40mm, 2-375mm ASW RL, 2 DC racks         Complement: 284
Friesland 21st February 1953 Broken up 1979
Groningen 9th January 1954 To Peru 1980
Limburg 31st October 1956 To Peru 1980
Overijssel 4th October 1957 To Peru 1982
Drenthe 1st August 1957 To Peru 1981
Utretch 1st October 1957 To Peru 1980
Rotterdam 28th February 1957 To Peru 1981

Rotterdam, June 1974.

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Amsterdam 10th April 1958 To Peru 1980

Amsterdam, April 1966.

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Ex-US CANNON CLASS DESTROYER ESCORTS 
Van Amstel June 1950 Returned USA Dec 1967, Broken up
De Bitter June 1950 Returned USA Dec 1967, Broken up
Van Ewijck October 1950 Returned USA Dec 1967, Broken up 1968
Dubois October 1950 Returned USA Dec 1967, Broken up
De Zeeuw May 1951 Returned USA Dec 1967, Broken up
Van Zijll May 1951 Returned USA Dec 1967, Broken up
 
AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE VESSELS
ROTTERDAM amphibious transport dock          Displacement: 1200t full load         Armament: 2-30mm Goalkeeper CIWS, 4-20mm              Complement: 113-127+600 troops
Rotterdam (L800) Commissioned 1998 In service.

Amphibious ship Rotterdam at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

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Johan De Witt (L801) Incomplete -

L801 Johan De Witt under construction.

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L801 Johan De Witt under construction.

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MINESWEEPERS

Ex-US ADJUTANT class coastal minesweepers           
Beemster - Stricken 1975
Bedum - Stricken 1975
Borculo - Stricken 1975
Borne - Stricken 1975
Breukelen - Returned to USA 1972
Bolsward - Returned to USA 1972
Beilen - Stricken 1975
Brummen - Stricken 1974
Blaricum - Stricken 1975
Brekens - Stricken 1975
Boxtel - Stricken 1975
Brouwershaven - Stricken 1974
Brielele - Stricken 1975
Bruinisse - Returned to USA 1972
DOKKUM class coastal minesweepers           Displacement: 373t standard; 453t full load        Armament: 2-40mm; later 1-20mm            Complement: 38
Dokkum 12.10.54 Trials ship 1984
Hoogezand 22.3.55 Stricken 1992
Roermond 13.8.55 Stricken 1987
Naaldwijk 1.2.55 Stricken 1993
Abcoude 2.9.55 Stricken 1993
Drachten 24.3.55 Stricken 1993
Ommen 5.4.55 Stricken 1993
Giethorn 30.3.55 Stricken 1992
Venlo 21.5.55 Stricken 1992
Drunen 24.3.56 Stricken 1984
Woerden 28.11.56 Stricken 1991
Naarden 27.1.56 In service 1995
Hoogeveen 8.5.56 Stricken 1992
Staphorst 21.7.56 Stricken 1984
Sittard 26.4.56 Stricken 1987
Gemert 13.3.56 Stricken 1992
Veere 9.2.56 Stricken 1984
Rhenen 31.5.56 Broken up 1986
Wildervank 24.2.55 Broken up 1977
Steenwijk 1955 Stricken 1970
Gieten 1955 Stricken 1970
Waalwijk 6.4.55 Broken up 1977
Axe l5.3.55 To Oman 1974
Aalsmer 23.4.55 To Oman 1974
Meppel 19.7.56 Stricken 1974
Lochem 1955 Stricken 1970
Goes 23.3.56 Stricken 1974
Leersum 11.8.56 Broken up 1977
Sneek 1956 Stricken 1970
Grijpskerk 10.3.56 Harbour training 1973
Elst 21.3.56 To Ethiopia1971
Lisse 1956 Stricken 1970
VAN STRAELEN class inshore minesweepers             Displacement: 151t standard; 171t full load          Armament: 1-20mm         Complement: 12
Ablas 26.9.59 Broken up 1986
Bussemaker 27.2.60 Sold 1986
Lacomble 6.2.60 Stricken 1984
Van Hamel 28.5.60 To Peru 1984
Van Straelen 17.5.60 Sold 1986
Van Moppes 10.5.60 Stricken 1982-83
Chompff 10.5.60 Broken up 1988
Van Well Groeneveld 1.10.60 Sold 1986
Schuiling 30.6.60 To sea cadets 1986
Van Versendaal Aug 1961 To sea cadets 1986
Van Der Wel May 1961 To Peru 1984
Van't Hoof 15.3.61 Sold 1985
Mahu 15.3.61 Stricken 1982-83
Starverman Jul 1961 Broken up 1986
Houtepen Jun 1961 Sold 1986
Zomer 4.3.61 For disposal 1986
ALKMAAR (Tripartite) class minehunters        Displacement: 510t standard; 544t full load         Armament: 1-20mm, 2 PAP 104          Complement: 29-42
Alkmaar 18.5.82 In service 1995
Delfzijl 29.10.82 In service 1995

M851 Delfzijl.

Alkmaar Class Minehunter, launched 29th august 1982.  No longer in service 2004.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX063

M851 Delfzijl.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX064

Dordrecht 26.2.83 In service 1995
Haarlem 9.7.83 In service 1995

M853 Haarlem at Malta, April 2003.

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M853 Haarlem at Malta, April 2003.

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Harlingen 9.7.83 In service 1995
Scheveningen 2.12.83 In service 1995
Maasluis 5.5.84 In service 1995

M856 Maasluis.

Alkmaar Class Minehunter, launched 5th May 1984.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX033

M856 Maasluis.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX034

M856 Maasluis.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX065

Makkum 27.9.84 In service 1995
Middelburg 23.2.85 In service 1995
Hellevoetsluis 18.7.85 In service 1995
Schiedam 20.12.85 In service 1995
Urk 2.5.86 In service 1995
Zierikzee 4.10.86 In service 1995
Vlardingen 6.8.88 In service 1995
Wilemstad 27.1.89 In service 1995
BALDER class submarine chasers            Displacement: 149t standard; 225t full load         Armament: 1-40mm, 3-20mm, 2 DCT, Mousetrap       Complement: 27
Balder 1954 Placed in reserve 1975, Stricken 1985
Bulgia 1954 Placed in reserve 1975, renumbered & employed as a training ship 1986
Freyr 1954 Placed in reserve 1975, Stricken 1986

P804 Freyr, June 1967.

The Ironmongers in the background is named Brown & Colby, which we think is in Great Yarmouth, UK.

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Hadda 1954 Stricken 1986
Hefring 1954 Stricken 1985

TORPEDO BOATS

Dutch Torpedo boats at Vigo.

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OTHER

A900 Mercuur at Malta.

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A900 Mercuur at Malta.

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A900 Mercuur at Malta.

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A900 Mercuur at Malta.

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A900 Mercuur.

Submarine Support Ship / Torpedo Tender.  Commissioned 21st August 1987.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

A900 Mercuur at Malta.

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Dutch Replenishment Vessel Zuiderkruis in the Gareloch, Scotland, during NATO Exercise, 18th June 2004.

Dutch Replenishment Vessel Zuiderkruis (A832) off Helensburgh, Scotland, 18th June 2004.

Zuiderkruis traversing Rhu Narrows on entry to the Gareloch, Scotland, June 18th 2004.

A832 Zuiderkruis leaving Faslane after exercise, 21st June 2004.

A832 Zuiderkruis being escorted from the Gareloch, 21st June 2004

A836 Amsterdam.

Replenishment Vessel, commissioned 1995.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

 Zuiderkruis.  Taken from RFA Black Rover.  North Atlantic, March 1977.

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Some Dutch officers from the Holland

 

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