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The Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy ) is the navy of the Netherlands. Image File history File links The naval jack of the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links The naval jack of the Netherlands. ... U.S. Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz on November 3, 2003. ...


By decree of Maximillian of Austria, on 8th of January 1488, the present Royal Netherlands Navy was formed. However, it was Royal only at the establishement of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815. Portrait by Albrecht Dürer, 1519 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events February 3 - Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, at the tip of Africa becoming the first known European to travel this far south. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


This date is not to be mistaken with the founding date of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, a part of the Royal Netherlands Navy, which was founded on 10 December 1665, as the "Regiment de Marine", following a concept resolution by Johan de Witt and Michiel de Ruyter which was presented to the parliament (Staten-Generaal) of the United Provinces in August 1665. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 4 - Start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War March 6 - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society begins publication March 16 - Bucharest allows Jews to settle in the city in exchange of annual tax of 16 guilders June 3 - The Duke of York defeats the Dutch Fleet off the... Johan de Witt (September 24, 1625 - August 20, 1672) was a significant Dutch political figure. ... Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, Lieutenant-Admiral of the United Provinces by Ferdinand Bol, painted 1667. ... This article is about the Dutch United Provinces. ...


The names of the ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy are prefixed with Hr.Ms. (Her Majesty's or Hare Majesteit's in Dutch) or for historical ships, Zr.Ms (His Majesty's or Zijne Majesteit's). Both prefixes are commonly translated into English as HNLMS.


It's a widespread idea among the Netherlands Navy that the highest rank, a full Admiral (admiraal in Dutch, equivalent to Field-Marshal or Fleet Admiral), is reserved for a royal prince or even the king. However, there is no law to formally support this. In fact the rank was officially abandoned in 1956, though not formally abolished. The Royal connection appeared presumably in the 19th century when 2 royal princes held the rank.


The famous Michiel de Ruyter was a lieutenant-admiral (4 star). The last lieutenant-admirals promoted served during the Second World War. Since then only a few navy officers hold the rank when appointed Chief of Defence Staff, a function which circulates between the Navy, Air Force and Army (Army and Air Force officers will become full Generals when being appointed to CDS). The rank of vice-admiral (3 star) is the most senior rank in use by commanding admirals in the RNLN. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, Lieutenant-Admiral of the United Provinces by Ferdinand Bol, painted 1667. ...

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Historic ships

  • Hr.Ms Buffel
  • Hr.Ms. Abraham Crijnssen
  • Hr.Ms. De Ruyter
  • Hr.Ms. Jacob van Heemskerk
  • Hr.Ms. Java
  • Hr.Ms. Tromp

This authentic 19th century iron-clad ram ship is now one of the main attractions of the Maritime Museum Rotterdam a. ... HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen was a Royal Netherlands Navy minesweeper, famous for its escape from Surabaya, Java in 1942, disguised as a tropical island. ... Seven ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy have been named HNLMS De Ruyter after Admiral Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (1607–1676), including: De Ruyter, launched in 1880, was an Atjeh-class unprotected cruiser. ... HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerk was a Tromp-class light cruiser of the Royal Netherlands Navy, named after Admiral Jacob van Heemskerk (1567–1607). ... HNLMS Java was a Sumatra-class light cruiser of the Royal Netherlands Navy. ... Several ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy have been named HNLMS Tromp after Admiral Maarten Tromp, including: Tromp, launched in 1877, was an Atjeh-class unprotected cruiser. ...

Current structure

The constituent parts of the Royal Netherlands Navy are:

  • Naval squadron:
    • Frigates (twelve ships in three classes, 10 ships to remain in service).
    • 4 "Zeven ProvinciĆ«n" Class Air Defense Destroyers (LCF Destroyers, officially classified as frigates but in size and role they are destroyers)
    • 8 "Karel Doorman" M-Frigates (two of them may be sold to Belgium)
    • Amphibious Transport Ships (one in service and one building, due to enter service in 2007).
    • Replenishment Ships (two ships).
  • Submarine service:
    • 4 "Walrus" Class Diesel/electric submarines.
    • One torpedo recovery ship.
  • Netherlands Marine Corps
    • 4 infantry batallions (2 active, 1 reserve, 1 partially active), 1 logistics, 1 amphibious and 1 support battallion
  • Naval Air Service
    • 2 helicopter squadrons (21 helicopters, Westland Lynx)
  • Mine Detection and Clearing Service
    • 10 "Alkmaar" Class Mine hunters (10 remain in service, 3 to be converted to control vessels for mine-sweep drones, 14 of them will be acquired)
    • Four diving support vessels.
    • Diving medical centre.
  • Hydrographical Survey
    • Two hydrographical survey ships.
  • Other ships
    • Two training ships.
    • Five large tugs.
    • Seven harbour tugs.
    • Seventeen landing craft (Used by the Netherlands Marine Corps.)
    • One support vessel for the Netherlands Antilles
    • One inshore tanker
    • Three patrol cutters for the Netherlands Antilles
  • Belgian-Dutch naval squadron.
  • Coast Guard (Although the Coast Guard is not part of the Navy, it is under its operational control.)

The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps is the marine corps of the Netherlands. ...

See also

This article contains lists of current and historically notable Ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy. ...

External link

  • Royal Netherlands Navy homepage (In Dutch.)


 
Military of the Netherlands
Royal Netherlands Army | Royal Netherlands Navy | Royal Netherlands Air Force

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