HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerck (1983)

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HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerck (F812) (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Jacob van Heemskerck) was a frigate of the Jacob van Heemskerck class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1986 to 2004. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Jacob van Heemskerck. The ship's radio call sign was "PAVO".[1]

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Jacob van Heemskerck in New York, 2004
Name: Jacob van Heemskerck
Namesake: Jacob van Heemskerk
Builder: KM de Schelde, Vlissingen
Laid down: 21 January 1981
Launched: 5 November 1983
Commissioned: 15 January 1986
Decommissioned: 2 December 2004
Fate: Sold to the Chilean Navy
Name: Almirante Latorre
Namesake: Juan José Latorre
Commissioned: 16 December 2005
Identification: FFG-14
Status: active service
General characteristics
Type: Jacob van Heemskerck class
  • 3,000 tons standard
  • 3,750 tons full load
Length: 130 m (426 ft 6 in)
Beam: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
Draught: 4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
  • 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph) maximum
  • 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph) cruising
Range: 4,700 nmi (8,700 km; 5,400 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 197
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar
    • LW-08
    • SMART-S Mk1
    • 2 x STIR-240
    • STIR-180
    • ZW-06
  • Sonar
    • PHS-36

Dutch service historyEdit

HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerck was one of two Jacob van Heemskerck-class frigates and was built at the KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 21 January 1981 and the launching on 5 November 1983. The ship was put into service on 15 January 1986.[1]

In the early 90s the ship participated in Operation Desert Storm.[2]

In 1996 she made a trip to Norway with the frigates Bloys van Treslong, Willem van der Zaan, Tromp and the replenishment ship Amsterdam.[3]

After the September 11 attacks the ship became part of Standing Naval Force Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) for which she was send to the eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea where she participated in operation Direct Endeavour.[2]

In 2003 she served for five months as flagship of the Standing Naval Force Mediterranean (STANAVFORMED). She served as the flagship for STANAVFORLANT in 2004 for six months.[2]

On 2 December 2004 the vessel was decommissioned was and sold to the Chilean Navy.[2][1]

Chilean service historyEdit

The ship was put into service on 16 December 2005 where the ship was renamed Almirante Latorre using the radio call sign was "CCLT".[4]


  1. ^ a b c "". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jacob van Heemskerck klasse fregatten/ L-fregatten". 10 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Kortenaer klasse (S-)fregatten". 26 February 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 9 September 2018.