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Koninklijke Marine / Royal Netherlands Navy

Dutch maritime Power
By decree of Maximillian of Austria, on 8 January 1488 the present Dutch Navy was formed. The role of the navy was now arranged by law and the tasks of defending the country at sea was the responsibility of an admiral who now replaced the sovereign. However many provinces surreptitiously created small navies of their own, without the admiral ever knowing.

The Dutch revolt (1568-1648) resulted in a better command structure of the Dutch navy. The Dutch government now installed 5 admiralties (de Maze, Amsterdam, Zeeland, the Noorderkwartier, and Friesland) which had offices in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Middelburg, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, and Dokkum (later Harlingen).

During the 17th century the Dutch republic was involved in countless wars, many of them at sea. The main goal of the Dutch navy was to protect the trade routes and protecting Dutch soil.

Until 1648 Spain was the enemy, a republican fleet destroyed the main part of the entire Spanish navy at Gibraltar in 1607. Other activities included blocking the Flemish coast (to prevent the Spanish troops there from getting supplies) and escorting the Dutch merchants in the Baltic.

In the course of the 17th century Dutch wealth and maritime expansion was the source of much envy across Europe, but especially in England. When they announced the act of navigation, which damaged Dutch traders in London, tensions became high. During the First Anglo-Dutch War English fleet operations were fixed on blocking the Dutch merchant fleet, an example of this is the battle of Dungeness in December 1652, in which Maarten Tromp was able to keep the channel open for Dutch trade. In the second Anglo-Dutch War 5 major battles took place, nearly all of them on English territory. It was during this period that the battle of Chatham (1667) took place, arguably the worst naval defeat in English history until this very day.

The third Anglo-Dutch war was in fact a conspiracy between France, England, Cologne and Munster to attack the Netherlands and destroy the Dutch republic as the world’s superpower.

Although the Dutch fleet was the largest of the world at the time, the combined fleet of France and England quickly put the Dutch in a defensive position, but due to the tactical brilliance of Michiel de Ruyter, they managed to inflict so much damage to both fleets during the Dutch nation's zero-hour that the offensive capabilities of France and England were reduced to almost nothing. When the Peace of Westminster was signed it marked the end of the trade wars between the rivals. A new era arrived in which the Dutch stadholder William III was proclaimed King of England in the following decades the Dutch and English successfully fought the ambitious French as allies. The war zone shifted from the North Sea and the channel to the French coast and Mediterranean. At the end of the War of the Spanish succession (1713) the series of wars ended.

At the start of the 17th century the squadrons of the Dutch fleet were reinforced with merchant ships adapted for battle in earlier conflicts. The introduction of the line-tactic increased the demand for ships with a great deal of maneuverability, speed and crew experience. In 1653 the Dutch government decided to build 60 ships, and a 10 years later they placed another order for 60 more. The flagship of the republic, De Zeven Provinciën, was fitted with 96 guns, for comparison, the British HMS Victory build over a century later had only 8 guns more.

De Ruyter


4x Zeven Provinciën Class
**F802 Hr.Ms. De Zeven Provincien, active 2002
**F803 Hr.Ms. Tromp, active 2003
**F804 Hr.Ms. De Ruyter, active 2004
**F805 Hr.Ms. Evertsen, active 2005

8x Karel Doorman Class
**F827 Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman, 1991
**F828 Hr.Ms. Van Speijk, 1995
**F829 Hr.Ms. Willem Van Der Zaan, 1991
**F830 Hr.Ms. Tjerk Hiddes, 1992
**F831 Hr.Ms. Van Amstel, 1993
**F832 Hr.Ms. Abraham Van Der Hulst, 1993
**F833 Hr.Ms. Van Nes, 1994
**F834 Hr.Ms. Van Galen, 1994

1x Jacob van Heemskerck Class (to be decommisioned and sold to Chilli when the last Zeven Provinciën Class is commisioned)
**F813 Hr.Ms. Witte De With, 1986 (to be sold to Chilli when the last Zeven Provinciën Class is commisioned)

0x New Corvett (3-4 planned, to replace 2 Karel Doorman Class Frigates)

4x Walrus Class
S802 Hr.Ms. Walrus, 1992 (delayed due to a fire during construction)
S803 Hr.Ms. Zeeleeuw, 1990
S808 Hr.Ms. Dolfijn, 1993
S810 Hr.Ms. Bruinvis, 1994

Amphibious Ships:
1x Rotterdam Class LPD
**Hr.Ms. De Rotterdam
1x Johan de Witt LPD
**Hr.Ms. Johan de Witt

1x Amsterdam Class AOR
1x Zuiderkruis Class AOR
0x New AOR program (1 planned, option for a second, will also be able to serve as an LPD)
(+ quite a few other auxiliaries)

Mine detection and clearing ships
10x Tripartite (Alkmaar class)
**HNLMS Haarlem M853,
**HNLMS Hellevoetsluis M856,
**HNLMS Maassluis M857,
**HNLMS Makkum M858,
**HNLMS Middelburg M859,
**HNLMS Schiedam M860,
**HNLMS Urk M861, HNLMS Vlaardingen M862,
**HNLMS Willemstad M863)
3 to be converted to control vessels for mine-sweep drones, 14 of which will be acquired)

4X A851 Cerberus class diving support vessels.
**HNLMS Cerberus (A851)
**HNLMS Argus (A852)
**HNLMS Nautilus (A853)
**HNLMS Hydra (A854)

Support ships
1 A823 Improved Poolster class replenishment Ships
HNLMS Zuiderkruis (A832)
1 A836 Amsterdam class replenishment Ships
HNLMS Amsterdam (A836)
1 A900 Mercuur class Torpedo recovery ship
HNLMS Mercuur (A900)
1 A804 Pelikaan logistic support vessel for the Netherlands Antilles
HNLMS Pelikaan (A804)
1 A887 Thetis class logship
HNLMS Thetis (A887)
1 A8500 Tax class logship
HNLMS Tax (A8500)

Hydrographical survey ships
2 A802 Snellius class hydrographical survey ship.
HNLMS Snellius (A802)
HNLMS Luymes (A803)

Training ships
1x A902 Van Kinsbergen class training ship
HNLMS Van Kinsbergen (A902)
1x HNLMS Urania (Y8050))|Y8050 Urania]] class sailing naval training vessel
HNLMS Urania (Y8050)

Landingcraft (Marine Corps)
5x L9525 LCU Mk2 class landing craft utility

Other ships
5 A874 Linge class large tugs.
HNLMS Linge (A874)
HNLMS Regge (A875)
HNLMS Hunze (A876)
HNLMS Rotte (A877)
HNLMS Gouwe (A878)
2 Y8018 Breezand class harbor tugs
HNLMS Breezand (Y8018)
HNLMS Bergzand (Y8019
5 Y8055 Schelde class harbor working boats
HNLMS Schelde (Y8055)
HNLMS Wierbalg (Y8055)
HNLMS Malzwin (Y8055)
HNLMS Zuidwal (Y8055)
HNLMS Westwal (Y8055)
1 Y8536 Patria class inshore tanker
HNLMS Patia (Y8536)
1 Y8005 Nieuwediep class touring boat
HNLMS Nieuwediep (Y8005)
2 Y8200 harbor vessels
1 WM1-9002 Jonge Jan class harbor vessel
Jonge Jan (WM1-9002)
1 WM1-9003 Jonge Prins 3 class harbor vessel
Jonge Prins 3 (WM1-9003)
3 patrol cutters for the Netherlands Antilles

Maritime helicopters
21X SH-14D Lynx) anti-submarine warfare helicopters (2 helicopter squadrons) (to be replaced by NH-90).

Armored vehicles (Marine Corps)
BvS10 armored personnel carriers (74 ordered, delivery started in 2006)
20X XA-188 wheeled armored personnel carriers
2 Leopard 1 BARV beach armored recovery vehicles

On October 14, 2005, the Government of the Netherlands decided to buy 30 Tomahawks from Raytheon. The Netherlands will be the third country to use the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. Starting 2008, two of four Zeven Provinciën class LCF's will be fitted out with these missiles, most likely by installing an additional 8 cell MK41 VLS launcher.

De Zeven Provinciën Class

accommodations for 202 total (Flag staff and 32 officers included)

6,044 tons full load

144.0 x 18.8 x 5.1 meters

Max Speed:
28.0 knots

1x APAR (Active Phased Array Radar) multifunction 3D phased-array (target acquisition, illumination, and navigation).
1xSMART-L 3D long range volume search early warning (LRR).
Atlas-Werke hull mounted Sonar.

1x OTO-Breda 127mm/54 'Compact' gun
2x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
2x 20mm Oerlikon guns
2x 324mm MK-32 Mod 9 ASW torpedo tubes (MK-46 Mod 5 torpedoes)
8x Boeing Harpoon
5x 8-cell MK-41 VLS for
32x Standard Missle-2 Block 3A medium/long range SAM and
32x Evolved Sea Sparrow Missle (Quadpacked) short/medium range SAM
(Option for 8 TLAMs, Tomahawks)

Air Group:
1x NH-90 multi-function helicopter with hangar (Room for two in hangar.).
Not available until 2007, until available one 'Lynx' Helicopter will be carried.

about $450 million (less than half that of an American Arleigh Burke class destroyer)

Karel Doorman Class


3,320 tons full load

122.25 x 14.37 x 6.05 meters

Max Speed:
29.0 knots

SMART 3-D air search
LW-08 2-D air search
PHS-36 hull, DSBV-61A towed sonar

1x Oto Melara 76mm DP gun
1x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
2x 20mm Oerlikon guns
2x 324mm ASW torpedo tubes (MK-46 torpedoes)
8x Boeing Harpoon
16x VL Sea Sparrow Missle short/medium range SAM

Air Group:
1x NH-90 multi-function helicopter with hangar.
Not available until 2007, until available one 'Lynx' Helicopter will be carried.

Jacob Van Heemskerck Class

197 (plus 20 flag)

3,750 tons full load

130.2 x 14.4 x 4.23 meters

Max Speed:
32.0 knots

LW-08 2-D air search
SMART-3D air/surface search
SQS-509 hull mounted sonar

1x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
2x 324mm ASW torpedo tubes (MK-46 torpedoes)
8x Boeing Harpoon
8x Sea Sparrow Missle short/medium range SAM
1x Standard Missle-1MR (40 missles)

Air Group:

Corvette programme

Will possibly look like one of the above

Ships in Service:
(3-4 planned)

Submarines ; Walrus Class

2,800 tons submerged

67.73 x 8.4 x 7 meters

Diesel Electric

Max Speed:
21.0 knots

TSM 2272 active/passve sonar
Type 2026 linear array sonar

4x 21 inch torpedo tubes (20 Mk 48 or NT-37 torpedoes, mines, Harpoon SSM)

Rotterdam Class
Ships in Service:
L800 Hr.Ms. Rotterdam, 1998


12,000 tons full load

160 x 25 x 5.9 meters

Max Speed:
20 knots

DA-08 air/surface search

2x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
2x 20mm Oerlikon guns

Air Group:
4 EH-101 or
6 NH-90 helicopters

Well Deck:
4 LCU or


170 APC or
30 tanks

HR MS LPD-Johan de Witt delivered. Second LPD of the 'Rotterdam Class'.
**L801 Hr.Ms. Johan de Witt


16,680 tons full load

176.35 oa x 29.20 x 5.55

Max Speed:
19.5 knots

DA-08 air/surface search

2x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
2x 20mm Oerlikon guns

Air Group:
4 EH-101 or
6 NH-90 helicopters

Well Deck:


170 APC or
30 tanks

Amsterdam Class
Ships in Service:
**A836 Hr.Ms. Amsterdam, 1995

161 + 70 transients

17,050 tons full load

175 x 23.7 x 8 meters

Max Speed:
21.0 knots

no combat radars

1x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
2x 20mm Oerlikon guns

Air Group:
2 x heavy weight (EH-101) or 3 x medium weight helicopters (NH-90)

Fuel oil 9000 ton
Provisions 80 ton
Ammunition 200 ton
Spare parts 10 ton

Improved Poolster Class
Ships in Service:
**A832 Hr.Ms. Zuiderkruis, 1975


17,357 tons full load

169.59 x 20.3 x 8.4 meters

Max Speed:
21.0 knots

no combat radars

1x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
5x 20mm Oerlikon guns
dept charges (probally not used anymore)

Air Group:
3x Sea Links Helicopter

9,000 tons fuel
400 tons aviation fuel
200 tons water
plus spares and munitions


Johan De Witt.

The overall length of the hull of the De Witt class is 162.2m, its breadth is 25m and its maximum draught is 5.9m. The maximum displacement is 14,000t. De Witt is capable of carrying out helicopter operations up to Sea State 6. Operations with landing craft are possible up to Sea State 4. Amphibious tasks include the ability to embark, transport and disembark one Marine Corps battalion, including the associated combat and logistic support vehicles and equipment. The ship carries provisions and stores for battalion transportation for more than ten days. The vessel is also capable of transferring reserve forces and for the evacuation of casualties.

The ship is operated by a crew of 124, including 13 officers. Accommodation is also provided for a fully equipped marine battalion or up to 613 troops. Hr Ms De Witt has facilities to transport 170 armoured personnel carriers, or 33 main battle tanks, and also docking facilities for up to six landing craft, for example six LCVP Mark 3, four LCU Mark 9 or four LCM 8 landing craft.

Hr Ms De Witt has extensive fully equipped hospital facilities with a medical treatment room, a medical operating theatre and a medical laboratory.

Two Thales Nederland (formerly Signaal) Goalkeeper close in weapon systems are installed on the bow deck and on the upper deck immediately overlooking the helicopter landing deck. Goalkeeper's Gatling-principle 30mm gun provides a maximum firing rate of 4,200 rounds/min with a range of 1,500m. To support the Goalkeeper CIWS, a Thales Nederland IRSCAN infrared search and track system is fitted. IRSCAN can detect and track targets to a maximum range of 20km.

Four Oerlikon 20mm guns are located on the bridge deck. De Witt has the capacity to carry up to 36 torpedoes in the magazine area.

The 58m x 25m flight deck has landing spots for two large helicopters such as the EH 101. The aircraft hangar is sufficiently large to accommodate up to four EH101 helicopter or six medium-size helicopters such as the Super Puma or the NH 90. The hangar has extensive helicopter maintenance and spares facilities.

The ship's decoy system consists of four SRBOC (Super Rapid Blooming Offboard Countermeasures) decoy launchers from Lockheed Martin Sippican, which fire infrared decoys and chaff for confusion, distraction and seduction of incoming anti-ship missiles. It is also fitted with the AN/SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy, from Sensytech Inc of Newington, Virginia.

The radar suite includes: Thales Nederland DA08 air and surface search radar operating at E and F bands, Kelvin Hughes ARPA surface search radar operating at I-band and two sets of navigation and aviation radar operating at I-band.

The ship is equipped with four Stork Wartsila diesel generators, model 12SW28 generating 14MW, and two Holec motors generating 12MW, driving two shafts. The bow thruster is rated at 185kW. The top speed is over 18 knots, and the range at 12 knots is over 6,000 miles.

Hr.Ms De Rotterdam

"Hr. Ms. De Zeven Provinciën":

"Hr. Ms. Tromp":

Den Helder Naval Base

Parera naval Base, Willemstad Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

Former Dutch air craft carrier; Hr. Ms. Karel Doorman.

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The roots of the Spanish Navy (15th century)
The modern Spanish Armada's roots go back to the discovery of America, when two Caravels and one Nao commanded by Admiral Christopher Columbus arrived in what today is called America in 1492. Later, Hernán Cortés, Pizarro and other conquistadores were carried by the Armada to America. It should be noted that the founding kingdoms of Spain, Aragon and Castile, had possessed strong naval capacities from as early as the 13th century. Aragon used this capacity to help build an empire in the Mediterranean and Castile conducted expeditions against the Moors (capture of Cadiz, 1232) and even several major battles against English fleets in support of France during the 100 Years War. In the 15th century Castile used its naval capacities to enter into a race of exploration with Portugal that inaugurated the European Age of Discovery. With the navies of both Aragon and Castile, as with their successor, the Armada, the Barbary pirates were a constant concern.

Expansion under the Habsburgs (16th–17th centuries)

Among the most famous Armada Admirals was Álvaro de Bazán, "Almirante del Mar Océano" (Admiral of the Ocean Sea), a title granted to Columbus by King Ferdinand. De Bazán helped conduct the Battle of Lepanto against the Ottoman Empire in 1571. The Infantería de Marina (Navy Infantry), the world's oldest marine force (established in 1537, drawing from the Compañías Viejas del Mar de Nápoles), played a prominent role in this battle.

The Spanish Armada's defeat in 1588 did not mark a decline in the Spanish navy but actually led to a thorough reform and recovery of its dominance. Despite the heavy loss of ships and men off the Irish coast, the years that followed proved the zenith of the Spanish navy's mastery of the oceans. Following the repulse of an English Armada in 1589 the Spanish navy won a number of victories and successfully dealt with buccaneering against the Spanish treasure fleets and attacks upon its Caribbean territories.

It was the Dutch rebels that were to be the nemesis of Spanish sea power. Their commanders, selected for skill and experience, not aristocratic credentials, had inflicted serious defeats upon the Spanish navy from as early as the 1570s, and increasingly damaged Spanish and Portuguese shipping, especially from the 1620s. Most notable of these attacks was the Battle of Gibraltar in 1607 in which smaller, nimbler Dutch vessels surprised large ocean going galleons in the confines of the bay, with devastating results. Such attacks weakened and then finally ended the Armada's dominance with the destruction of a large troop carrying fleet at the Battle of the Downs in 1639, the last time the Spanish navy would challenge for the control of the English Channel. Further defeats were inflicted by the Dutch in the 1640s. Sensing the decline of Spanish power the English dictator, Oliver Cromwell, initiated the Anglo-Spanish War (1654). The newly rebuilt English navy, greatly refined in technique by recent hard fought battles with the Dutch, inflicted several major defeats on the Armada in the Caribbean, and helped England seize the island of Jamaica. This was to be the beginning of further losses of islands to other powers in the Caribbean, that were used as bases for attacks on Spanish American towns and shipping by pirates and privateers. The government of the later Spanish Habsburgs, having exhausted Spain in massive war efforts, showed no sign of its predecessors' vigorous reforming abilities, nor had the funds to do so, and so the once proud navy was eclipsed by its Dutch, English and French counterparts and even lost some major warships to their privateers in a grim struggle for survival. Nevertheless the Armada maintained the links between Spain and its territories, sometimes with the help of the Dutch navy, in the later part of the part of the 17th century.

Modernisation under the Bourbons (18th century)

During the eighteenth century the new Bourbon monarchy brought with it French expertise which modernised the Armada [1] [2] and its administration. A "Secretaría" (Ministry) of the Army and Navy was established under which the command and administration of the disparate fleets was centralised in 1714. However it was the third most important navy in the world as the French and British navies vied for dominance. Nevertheless the Armada still played an indispensable supportive role in important military successes as in the War of Polish Succession, the War of Jenkins' Ear (Even politicans have a sense of humor) and the American War of Independence, and continued carrying out its regular duties such as patrolling coastlines, and protecting convoys, with the help of a large fleet of frigates.

^ Ships Built in the Shipyards of El Ferrol between 1750 and 1909
^ Ferrol.

The Spanish Navy's Decline (19th century)

The 19th century was the nadir of the Spanish Armada's history. The Armada suffered two disastrous defeats. On June 29 1805, it was defeated in the Battle of Trafalgar. Of the 15 ships, only 6 immediately regained Cadiz. More importantly the one sided battle which pitted 33 ships of the Franco-Spanish squadron against 27 British ships exposed the futility of using inexperienced crews against the highly experienced British sailors. Many of the Spanish crews were land soldiers, recently press-ganged beggars and peasants, with some not even having fired a cannon on board of a rolling ship, in contrast to the heavily drilled British crews who had seen many actions by this time. This had come about by the loss of many experienced sailors to an epidemic of the yellow fever in 1802-04, as well as being a traditional cost saving measure. Compounding this was the distinct lack of trust and respect for the French admiral among the resentful Spanish captains[citation needed]. Nelson's daring tactics took full advantage of the skill disparities of the opposing squadrons. The Armada's remaining 45 ships of the line (of about 150 vessels in total) remained at port until it joined the anti-Napoleonic coalition in 1808.

The end of the 19th century finished, as it had begun, with another strategically decisive defeat. On July 3, 1898, Admiral Cervera's fault ridden squadron was annihilated in a heroic but clearly hopeless charge to get past a blockade by a powerful American squadron off Cuba, during the Spanish-American war.

Throughout its history the Spanish navy has achieved numerous goals, from the transportation of gold and silver from the colonies in America, to the maintenance of the Spanish Empire in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. In its heyday it contributed enormously to the geographical knowledge of the world, the opening of ocean routes across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and the suppression of piracy and smuggling. It also contributed to the early development of ocean going vessels, most famously the galleon, and played an important part in the development the submarine.

The Contemporary Spanish Navy (20th and 21st Centuries)
The Armada Española is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and has taken part in many coalition peacekeeping operations, from SFOR to Haiti. The Armada is considered the seventh strongest navy of the world.

Today's Armada is a modern navy with ships such as an aircraft carrier, modern frigates (F-100 class) with the Aegis combat system, F-80 frigates, submarines, amphibious ships and plenty of other smaller ships, including an oceanographic research ship. The Spanish Navy Infantry (Marines), known in Spanish as the Infantería de Marina, is also part of the Armada.

The Armada's special operations and unconventional warfare capability is embodied in its newly-formed Naval Special Warfare Command (Mando de Guerra Naval Especial), which is under the direct control of the Admiral of the Fleet. Two units operate under this command:

The Special Operations Unit (Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (UOE)): Special operations unit trained in combat diving, coastal infiltration, shipboarding, direct action and special reconnaissance.
The Combat Diver Unit (Unidad de Buceadores de Combate (UEBC)): Specialist combat diving unit trained in underwater demolitions.
Armada officers recive their education at the Spanish Naval Academy (ENM). They are recruited in two different ways:

Militar de Complemento: Similar to the U.S. ROTC program, students are college graduates who enroll the Navy. They spend a year at the Naval Academy and then are commissioned as Ensigns. This path is becoming more and more prestigious.
Militar de Carrera: Students spend five years at the ENM, receiving a university degree-equivalent upon graduation.

^^ All of this is from Wikipedia.

The ships:

Aircraft carriers

R-11 Principe de asturias (1988):

L-61 BPE Juan Carlos I (2008)

The R-11 at left and the new L61 at right:


F-100 Alvaro de Bazán class:

F-101 Alvaro de Bazán (2002)
F-102 Almirante Juan de Borbón (2003)
F-103 Blas de Lezo (2004)
F-104 Mendez Nuñez (2006)
F-105 -- (2011)
F-106 -- (2012)

F-80 Santa María Class:

F-81 Santa María (1986)
F-82 Victoria (1987)
F-83 Numancia (1988)
F-84 Reina Sofía (1990)
F-85 Navarra (1994)
F-86 Canarias (1995)

F-70 Baleares class (1 in service)

F-74 Asturias (1975)


Submarinos Clase Agosta:

S-71 Galerna (1981)
S-72 Siroco (1982)
S-73 Mistral (1983)
S-74 Tramontana (1984)

Submarinos Clase S-80 [14]:

S-81 (2011)
S-82 (2012)
S-83 (2013)
S-84 (2014)

Amphibious ships

LPD L-50 Galicia class

L-51 Galicia (1998)
L-52 Castilla (2000)

LST L-40 Pizarro class

L-41 Hernán Cortes (1995) (ex-LST-1197 Barnstable County/USA 1971)
L-42 Pizarro (1994) (ex-LST-1196 Harland County/USA 1971)

Auxiliary Ships

Replenishment ship:

A-14 Patiño (1995)

A-15 Cantabria (2008)

Fleet oiler:

A-11 Marques de la Ensenada (1991)

Logistic ship (1 in service)
A-01 Contramaestre Casado (1983) (ex-Leeward Island/Sw 1953)

Cargo ships (2 in service)
A-04 Martín Posadillo (2000) (ex-Cala Portals 1973)
A-05 El camino español (1999) (ex-Araguary 1984)

EW support ship (1 in service)
A-111 Alerta (1992) (ex-Jasmund/GDR 1982)

Submarine rescue ship (1 in service)
A-20 Neptuno (1989) (ex-Amapola 1975)

Salvage tug (1 in service)
A-101 Mar Caribe (1975)

Fleet tugs (2 in service)
A-53 La Graña (1987) (ex-Punta Amer 1982)
A-51 Mahón (1981) (ex-Circos 1977)

Polar research ships (2 in service)
A-33 Hespérides (1991)
A-52 Las Palmas (1981) (ex-Somiedo 1977)

Hydrographic ships (7 in service)
A-23 Antares (1974)
A-24 Rigel (1974)
A-31 Malaspina (1975)
A-32 Tofiño (1975)
A-91 Astrolabio (2001)
A-92 Escandallo (2004)
A-93 Sextante (2006)

Coastal water tankers (2 in service)
A-65 Marinero Jarana (1981)
A-66 Condestable Zaragoza (1981)

Training ships (9 in service)
A-72 Arosa (1981) (ex-Algoma 1931)
A-74 La Graciosa (1988) (ex-Dejavu ?)
A-75 Sisargas (1995) (ex-Isabelle 1982)
A-76 Giralda (1993) (ex-? 1958)
A-77 Sálvora (?)
A-82 Guardiamarina Salas (1983)
A-83 Guardiamarina Godínez (1983)
A-84 Guardiamarina Rull (1984)
A-85 Guardiamarina Chereguini (1984)

Patrol craft

P-75 Descubierta class (5 in service)

P-75 Descubierta (2000) (ex-corvette F31 Descubierta 1978-2000)
P-76 Infanta Elena (2004) (ex-corvette F33 Infanta Elena 1980-2004)
P-77 Infanta Cristina (2004) (ex-corvette F34 Infanta Cristina 1980-2004)
P-78 Cazadora (2004) (ex-corvette F35 Cazadora 1981-2004)
P-79 Vencedora (2004) (ex-corvette F36 Vencedora 1982-2004)

P-70 Serviola class (4 in service)

P-71 Serviola (1991)
P-72 Centinela (1991)
P-73 Vigía (1992)
P-74 Atalaya (1992)

P-60 Chirleu class (4 in service)

P-61 Chirleu (1992)
P-62 Alborán (1997)
P-63 Arnomendi (2000)
P-64 Tarifa (2004)

P-80 Toralla class (2 in service)

P-81 Toralla (1987)
P-82 Formentor (1988)

P-30 Conejera class (4 in service)

P-31 Conejera (1981)
P-32 Dragonera (1981)
P-33 Espalmador (1982)
P-34 Alcanada (1982)

P-20 Anaga class (9 in service)
P-21 Anaga (1980)
P-22 Tagomago (1982)
P-23 Marola (1981)
P-24 Mouro (1981)
P-25 Grosa (1981)
P-26 Medas (1981)
P-27 Izaro (1981)
P-28 Tabarca (1981)
P-30 Bergantín (1982)

P-10 Barceló class (5 in service)

P-11 Barceló (1976)
P-12 Laya (1976)
P-14 Ordóñez (1977)
P-15 Acevedo (1977)
P-16 Candido Pérez (1977)

P-110 Aresa class (2 in service)

P-111 (1975)
P-114 (1979)

P-201 Cabo Fradera class (1 in service)

P-201 Cabo Fradera (1963)


MCM support ship M-10 Descubierta Modified class (1 in service)

M-11 Diana (2000) (ex-corvette F32 Diana 1979-2000)

Minehunters M-30 Segura class (6 in service)

M-31 Segura (1999)
M-32 Sella (1999)
M-33 Tambre (2000)
M-34 Turia (2000)
M-35 Duero (2004)
M-36 Tajo (2005)

School ship

Sail training ship (1 in service)
A-71 Juan Sebastián Elcano (1928)



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Today's Marina Militare is a modern navy with ships of every type, such as aircraft carriers, destroyers, modern frigates, submarines, amphibious ships and plenty of other smaller ships, including oceanographic research ships. The fleet is in continuous evolution; the Marina Militare is now equipping herself with a bigger aircraft carrier (the Cavour), new destroyers, submarines and multipurpose frigates.In modern times, the Marina Militare, being a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), has taken part in many coalition peacekeeping operations. The "Marina Militare" is considered the sixth strongest navy of the world.


Cavour class 552 (x1)

Garibaldi class 551 (x1)


San Giorgio class (x3)


Horizon class 553, 554 (x2)

Durand de la Penne class 560, 561 (x2)


Maestrale class 570 - 577 (x8)

Soldati class 582 - 585 (x4)


Minerva class (x8)


Cassiopea class (x4)

Comandanti class (x4)

Cassiopea 2 (x2)

Esploratore class (x4)


Lerici class (x12)

Ponza class (x5)


Sauro class (x6)

Todaro class (x2)


Etna class (x1)

Stromboli class (x2)


Elettra (x1)

+ further transport, research etc. ships


10 Fremm frigate

2 further u212 Todaro class

1 20000 tons LHD

1 auxiliarie ship

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Royal Canadian Navy

12 Frigates
12 Coastal Defense Vessels
14 Training Vessels
4 Submarines
3 Destroyers
2 Auxillaries

Halifax-class multi-role patrol frigates

(HMCS Regina)

HMCS Halifax (FFH 330)
HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331)
HMCS Ville de Québec (FFH 332)
HMCS Toronto (FFH 333)
HMCS Regina (FFH 334)
HMCS Calgary (FFH 335)
HMCS Montréal (FFH 336)
HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337)
HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338)
HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339)
HMCS St. John's (FFH 340)
HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341)

Victoria-class long-range patrol submarines

(HMCS Victoria)

HMCS Victoria (SSK 876)
HMCS Windsor (SSK 877)
HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878)
HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879)

Iroquois-class area air defence destroyers

(HMCS Algonquin)

HMCS Iroquois (DDH 280)
HMCS Athabaskan (DDH 282)
HMCS Algonquin (DDH 283)

Protecteur-class auxiliary oil replenishment

(HMCS Protecteur)

HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509)
HMCS Preserver (AOR 510)

Kingston-class coastal defence vessels

(HMCS Brandon)

HMCS Kingston (MM 700)
HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701)
HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702)
HMCS Edmonton (MM 703)
HMCS Shawinigan (MM 704)
HMCS Whitehorse (MM 705)
HMCS Yellowknife (MM 706)
HMCS Goose Bay (MM 707)
HMCS Moncton (MM 708)
HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709)
HMCS Brandon (MM 710)
HMCS Summerside (MM 711)

Orca-class training vessels

(HMCS Orca)

HMCS Orca (PCT 55)
HMCS Raven (PCT 56) (under construction)
HMCS Caribou (PCT 57) (under construction)
HMCS Renard (PCT 58) (under construction)
HMCS Wolf (PCT 59) (planned)
HMCS Grizzly (PCT 60) (planned)
HMCS Cougar (PCT 61) (planned)
HMCS Moose (PCT 62) (planned)

YAG 300 Series Training Vessels

(CFAV Caribou)

CFAV Grizzly
CFAV Otter
CFAV Caribou
CFAV Badger

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United States Navy:

Aircraft Carries: 13
Amphibious Assault Ships: 36
Cruisers: 22
Destroyers: 57
Frigates: 30
- Attack Submarines: 48
- Ballistic Missile Submarines: 14
- Guided Missile Submarines: 4
- Total: 66

US Navy Fleet: 224 Vessels

Aircraft Carrier:

Amphibious Assault Ship:




Attack Submarine:

Ballistic Missile Submarine:

Guided Missile Submarine:

Carrier Strike Group:

US Coast Guard (Not included above):

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Royal Malaysian Navy

Malaysia's first frigates- KD Rahmat and KD Hang Tuah
Both are retired and used as training vessels.

KD Rahmat

KD Hang Tuah

New Generation Patrol Vessels.
Based on the Meko-100 vessel. A corvettes analog vessel but classed as patrol vessels.Two vessels are currently in service while four more are under construction.

These vessels are only armed with guns but could be fitted with ASM and SAMs.They already carry the sofware for ASM and SAMs.

Lekiu Class Frigates
Once the most powerful frigates in South East Asia(not anymore)
Malaysia posesses two and will contruct two more enhanced version soon with BAe.

Armed with 75mm guns, Exocet MM40 and Seawolf SAMs.

Laksamana class corvettes
Four former Iraqi corvettes but mothballed due to sanctions and acquired by RMN.

Armed with Aspide SAMs and Otomat ASM.

Small but deadly.

Kasturi class corvettes
Two light frigates(but classed as corvettes) acquired from Germany.

Armed with 100mm guns,40mm AA guns and Exocet MM40 ASM.

Scorpense SSKs

Malaysia bought two from DCN. The RMN will receive them in 2009.


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The Impressive And Fearfull Danish Navy:

Command & Support Ships (2)

Off Shore Patrol Frigates (4)

Corvettes (3)

Patrol, Guided Missile or Mine Vessel (13)

Arctic Patrol Cutters (3)

Naval Patrol Cutters (7)

Remote Controlled Mine Clearance Vessel (4)

Remote Controlled Mine Clearance Drone (6)

Royal Yacht (1)

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^^ ^^ Impressive pics! the Dutch navy is really impressive for a country of that size. Though I have to admit that the Russian navy still retains the title for the most fearsome appearance (even though those ships are a bit outdated in terms of warfare technology).
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