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The Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Nes (FM 827) at sea.

The Adelaer-class is a class of eight multi-purpose frigates of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The class is also known as the "Multi-purpose" or M class. The ships are named after famous Dutch naval officers, the lead ship being named after Cort Adelaer.

A total of sixteen ships were built; eight for the Royal Netherlands Navy, two for the Belgian Navy, four for the Chilean Navy and two for the Portuguese Navy.

This is basically the OTL Karel Doorman-class frigates of OTL with some changes for the AAOverse.


  • Type: Frigate
  • Service Period: 1991-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 401 feet (122.22 meters)
    • Beam: 47 feet (14.33 meters)
    • Draught: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,800 tons standard; 3,320 tons full load
  • Crew: 154
  • Propulsion: CODAG, 2 x Rolls Royce (Spey 1A) 16700 hp (12.45 MW) gas turbines, 2 x Stork-Werkspoor 4895 hp (3.650 MW) diesel engines
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Thales Smart-S Mk.1 long-range 3D surveillance and tracking RDF
    • Thales LW08 long-range surveillance RDF
    • Thales SeaWatcher 100 active phased array surface detection and tracking RDF
    • Thales GateKeeper Electro-optical 360° surveillance system
    • Thales STIR 1.8 Tracking and Illumination Radar RDF
    • Thales Scout surface surveillance and tactical navigation RDF
    • Thales PHS-36 Hull-mounted ASDIC
    • Thales Anaconda VLF passive tactical towed array ASDIC
  • Armament:
    • 1 x OTO Melara 76mm/62-caliber Super Rapid naval gun
    • 2 x 8-cell Mk.48 VLS (fires GWS.27 Sea Wolf AAMs)
    • 1 x 8-cell AAM Launcher (fires Thunderbolt AAMs)
    • 2 x 4-cannister SSM Launchers (fires Broadsword AShMs)
    • 2 x 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Raytheon Mk.54 MAKO lightweight torpedoes)
    • 1 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
    • 6 x Browning M2 12.7mm machine guns
    • 6 x FN MAG 7.62mm machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: HN90 (Belgium and Netherlands), AS.532 Cougar (Chile) and Westland Lynx (Portugal)
  • Aviation Facilities: helicopter hangar and flightdeck

Unit Run[]

Royal Netherlands Navy[]

  • HNLMS Adelaer (FM 821)
  • HNLMS Van Speijk (FM 822)
  • HNLMS Aegidius van Braam (FM 823)
  • HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes (FM 824)
  • HNLMS Van Amstel (FM 825)
  • HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst (FM 826)
  • HNLMS Van Nes (FM 827)
  • HNLMS Van Galen (FM 828)

Beglian Navy[]

  • Leopold I (F930)
  • Louise-Marie (F931)

Chilean Navy[]

  • BAC Blanco Encalada (FF-15)
  • BAC Almirante Merino (FF-16)
  • BAC Almirante Carvajal (FF-17)
  • BAC Almirante Riveros (FF-18)

Portuguese Navy[]

  • NRP Diogo Rodrigues (F334)
  • NRP Dom Francisco de Almeida (F335)