HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst (F832)
|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|
|Status:||sold to Chile|
|Name:||Almirante Blanco Encalada|
|Namesake:||Manuel Blanco Encalada|
|Commissioned:||16 December 2005|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Karel Doorman-class frigate|
|Length:||122.25 m (401.1 ft)|
|Beam:||14.37 m (47.1 ft)|
|Draught:||4.3 m (14 ft)|
|Speed:||29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph)|
|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". 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.
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.
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.
Chilean service history
The ship was put into service on 16 December 2005 where the ship was renamed Almirante Blanco Encalada.
- "helis.com". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
- Nederlandse-marine.nl scheepvaartmuseum.nl :: Maritieme kalender 1998
- Nederlandse-marine.nl scheepvaartmuseum.nl :: Maritieme kalender 2002
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