HNLMS Amsterdam (A836)

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HNLMS Amsterdam
Amsterdam on 2 July 2011
Name: Amsterdam
Namesake: City of Amsterdam
Owner: Royal Netherlands Navy
Builder: Schelde Group, Flushing
Laid down: 21 May 1992
Launched: 11 September 1992
Commissioned: 2 September 1995
Decommissioned: 4 December 2014
Struck: 2014
Identification: A836
Fate: sold to Peru in 2014
Name: BAP Tacna
Namesake: Tacna
Acquired: July 2014
Commissioned: 4 December 2014
Identification: ARL-158
Status: In active service
General characteristics [1]
Type: Replenishment ship
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)
Complement: 160
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Radar interception system
  • Chaff
Aircraft carried: 4 × Lynx or 3 × NH-90 helicopters

HNLMS Amsterdam was the last replenishment ship serving with the Royal Netherlands Navy. Amsterdam entered service on 2 September 1995. On 4 December 2014 it was decommissioned and sold to the Peruvian Navy where it was renamed BAP Tacna.

Service history[edit]

Royal Netherlands Navy[edit]

HNLMS Amsterdam in 2004

Amsterdam deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Enduring Freedom during 2005/2006 and provided assistance to two US naval vessels after a battle they had fought with pirates on 18 March 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.[2]

Amsterdam was decommissioned on 4 December 2014 and is transferred to the Peruvian Navy. The RNLN will not have an operational tanker until the new Joint Logistic Support Ship Karel Doorman was scheduled to be commissioned sometime in 2015.

Peruvian Navy[edit]

Amsterdam was acquired by the Peruvian Navy in July 2014. It was delivered to the navy on 4 December 2014 and commissioned as Tacna, for the border city Tacna, with the number ARL-158.[3] The vessel was part of the revamp of the navy.[4]


  1. ^ "Supply ships – Ministry of Defence". Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Netherlands sends warship to Ivory Coast". The Guardian. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "El nuevo buque de la Marina de Guerra del Perú, el HNLMS "Amsterdam", recibe denominación de BAP "Tacna"" (in Spanish). 14 August 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Higuera, José (23 July 2014). "Peru Acquires Dutch Replenishment Ship". DefenseNews. Retrieved 21 February 2015.