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Jacob Van Heemskerck  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1986
Total Production: 2
Also Known As: L Class
Origin: Netherlands
Corporations: Damen Shipyards Group
Parent System: Jacob Van Heemskerck
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1986
Total Production: 2
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Description: The Jacob Van Heemskerck class frigates, also known as L Class, are a modified version of Kortenaer-class frigates optimized for anti-air warfare missions. The two frigates ordered by the Netherlands replaced two previously ordered Kortenaer-frigates sold before completion to Greece.

The main feature of L-class frigates compared with Kortenaer ships is the helicopter deck and its facilities, which have been given up to install Standard air defense missiles. L-class frigates weapon options comprises up to 40 Standard SM-1MR missiles, 24 Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missiles (1x8 launcher), eight Harpoon anti-ship missiles, a 30mm Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), two 20mm guns and four 324mm torpedo tubes. The propulsion system consists of 2 Rolls Royce (RR) Olympus TM3B gasturbines at 37.9 MW sustained and 2 RR Tyne RM1C gasturbines at 7.4 MW sustained.

The Jacob Van Heemskerck were deployed by the Netherlands in the Persian Gulf in the early 1990s following the invasion of Kuwait. Recently, they have been deployed as part of international task forces in support of the war on terrorism.

Jacob Van Heemskerck Specifications

Crew: 197
Number of Engines: 4
Number of Weapons: 72
Beam: 14.6 meter (48 foot)
Draft: 4.30 meter (14.1 foot)
Length: 131 meter (428 foot)
Max Range: 4,700 nautical mile (8,704 kilometer)
Boost Power: 37.9 MW (50,804 shp)
Cruise Power: 7.40 MW (9,920 bhp)
Total Combined Power: 51,600 shp (38.5 MW)
Economical Speed: 16 knot
Top Speed: 30 knot (15.4 mps)
Full Displacement: 3,750 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Jacob Van Heemskerck News

There is 1 news
on 24 Oct 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006Thales to Support ex-Dutch Chilean Frigates

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 42
Defensive Weapons
RIM-7P Sea Sparrowx24
Standard SM-1 MRx40
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems

Jacob Van Heemskerck Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
FFG-14 Almirante Latorre-2005-
F812 Jacob van Heemskerck -1986-
FFG-11 Capitan Prat-2006-
F813 Witte de With -1987-

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