HNLMS Karel Doorman

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The HNLMS Karel Doorman (L802) is the Dutch flagship in the Royal Netherlands Navy in the 21st century. It was 254 meters long, weighed in at nearly 40,000 tons empty, and displaced 65,000 tons at full load. During the 2010 Commonwealth Naval War Games, the Karel Doorman took down two Panavia Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft of the Royal Air Force.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Multirole Support Ship
  • Service Period: 2009-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 833 feet 4 inches (254 meters)
    • Displacement: 40,000 tons (Standard); 65,000 tons (Full Load)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Thales Nederland Integrated Mast
    • Thales SeaMaster 400 SMILE Air Warning radar
    • Thales SeaWatcher 100 SeaStar Surface detection radar
    • Thales Gatekeeper electro-optical surveillance system
  • Armament:
    • 2 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
    • 2 x 30mm Marlin WS rapid fire guns
    • 4 x 12.7mm Hitrole NT machine guns
    • 8 x 7.62mm FN MAG machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: Up to 6 x NH90s with blades folded or 2 x CH-47 Chinooks with blades spread
  • Aviation Facilities: Two-spot helideck and hangar for up to 6 medium helicopters
  • Boats Carried: 2 x Landing craft vehicle personnel, 2 x RHIBs, Landing beach for Landing craft utility