HNLMS Arnhem (A833)

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HNLMS Arnhem (A833) docked at Den Helder on July 1st, 2014.

The HNLMS Arnhem (A833) is a multi-function support ship for amphibious operations of the Royal Netherlands Navy, which is also used by the Bundesmarine. The ship replaced the replenishment oiler HNLMS Zuiderkruis. At 204.7 metres (672 ft) she is one of the largest ships in service in the Netherlands navy.

She was built at the Damen yard in Galati, Romania, being the largest warship ever built in Romania. On August 16th, 2013 the ship arrived in Vlissingen, Netherlands where final outfitting and installation of the weapon systems took place. In September, 2013, it was announced that as part of a series of Dutch defense budget cuts, the vessel wouldn't enter military service, but this decision was reversed by the Dutch government. The vessel cost 400 million Euros.

On February 4th 2016, German minister Ursula von der Leyen, and Dutch minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert signed the LOI on the Dutch Navy ship HNLMS Arnhem. The Bundesmarine will now, in coordination with their Dutch counterparts, be able to use the second largest ship in the Dutch Navy.