HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst (F832)

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Abraham van der Hulst
Name: Abraham van der Hulst
Namesake: Abraham van der Hulst
Builder: Koninklijke Schelde Groep, Vlissingen
Laid down: 8 February 1989
Launched: 7 September 1991
Commissioned: 15 December 1993
Decommissioned: 2004
Status: sold to Chile
Name: Almirante Blanco Encalada
Namesake: Manuel Blanco Encalada
Owner: Chilean Navy
Commissioned: 16 December 2005
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Karel Doorman-class frigate
Displacement: 3,320 tons
Length: 122.25 m (401.1 ft)
Beam: 14.37 m (47.1 ft)
Draught: 4.3 m (14 ft)
  • 2 Rolls Royce (Spey 1A) 16700 hp (12.45 MW) gasturbines
  • 2 Stork-Werkspoor 4895 hp (3.650 MW) diesel engines
Speed: 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Complement: 174
Aircraft carried: 1 × Lynx helicopter

HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Abraham van der Hulst) was a ship of the Karel Doorman-class of multi-purpose frigates of the Royal Netherlands Navy where it used the radio call sign was "PAMF".[1] Built by the shipyard Koninklijke Schelde Groep in Vlissingen. The ship is named after the Dutch Admiral Abraham van der Hulst. She was sold to the Chilean Navy where the ship was renamed Almirante Blanco Encalada.

Dutch service[edit]

HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst is was of six Karel Doorman-class frigates and was built at the Koninklijke Schelde Groep in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 8 February 1989 and the launching on 7 September 1991. The ship was put into service on 15 December 1993.[1]

13 February 1998 while of Corsica serving in the NATO squadron STANAVFORMED she receives orders to steam through the Suez canal to the Persian Gulf to join a UN operation to enforce a trade embargo on Iraq. This lasted until 31 May that year. After this she was sent to Eritrea and assist with the evacuation of European citizens.

The ship took part in Operation Enduring Freedom around the Arabian Peninsula.

In 2004 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Chilean Navy.[1]

Chilean service history[edit]

The ship was put into service on 16 December 2005 where the ship was renamed Almirante Blanco Encalada.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "". Retrieved 8 September 2018. 

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