HNLMS Amsterdam (A836)
|Builder:||Schelde Group, Flushing|
|Out of service:||2014 sold to Peru|
|Status:||Template:Ship active under Peruvian flag|
|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||17,040 t (16,771 long tons)|
|Length:||166 m (544 ft 7 in) o/a|
|Beam:||22 m (72 ft 2 in)|
|Draught:||8 m (26 ft 3 in)|
|Propulsion:||MAN/Bazan diesels, 24,000 hp (17,897 kW)|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
|Capacity:||6,700 tonnes of diesel oil
1,660 tonnes of aviation fuel
500 tonnes of cargo
|Radar interception system
|Armament:||• 1 × 30 mm (1 in) Goalkeeper CIWSs
• 2 × 12.7 mm (1 in) machine guns
|Aircraft carried:||4 × Lynx or 3 × NH-90 helicopters|
HNLMS Amsterdam deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Enduring Freedom during 2005/2006 and provided assistance to two American naval vessels after a battle they had fought with pirates on March 18, 2006.
Amsterdam was assigned in December 2010 to the coast of Côte d'Ivoire in order to assist in a possible evacuation of European Union citizens from the country in the wake of unrest after the 2010 presidential election.
Amsterdam was decommissioned on 4 December 2014 and is transferred to the Peruvian Navy under her new name as BAP Tacna (ARL-158). The RNLN will not have an operational tanker until the new Joint Logistic Support Ship Karel Doorman is scheduled to be commissioned somewhere in 2015.
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