HNLMS Snellius Completes Refit at Damen Shipyards Den Helder

July 14, 2021 – Damen Shipyards Den Helder has returned the HNLMS Snellius to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) following her midlife upgrade. The hydrographic survey vessel required a complex and diverse scope of work taking almost a year to complete. The vessel was delivered ahead of the agreed date. The Defensie Materieel Organisation (DMO, the Defense Materiel Organisation of…

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Damen Shipyards Den Helder holds naming ceremony for Expeditionary Survey Boat Hydrograaf

March 3, 2021 – On Friday, February 26, 2021, the naming ceremony and transfer of the Expeditionary Survey Boat (ESB) Hydrograaf of the Royal Netherlands Navy took place at Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH). Due to the coronavirus measures currently in force, the naming ceremony and handover took place in an adjusted manner, whereby the majority of the invitees were…

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HNLMS Schiedam back from successful deployment

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Mine control vessel HNLMS. Schiedam is back after 3 months from a successful deployment on the Baltic Sea. The purpose of the trip was to clear explosives and to practice with ships from other countries. Together with mine hunters from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Norway, Hr.Ms. Schiedam the fleet association Standing…

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Dom Francisco de Almeida in Den Helder for Midlife Upgrade

July 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Frigate Dpm Francisco de Almeida sails, at this time, to Den Helder (Netherlands) where it is expected to arrive next Monday, July 13th, in order to continue, as planned, the Midlife Upgrade. This modernization program aims, as is being done with the other ship of this class – NRP Bartholomeu Dias – to extend…

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Sarens Transports Zulu Class Submarine For Recycling

The Zulu Class submarine was built in 1956 in Riga as part of the Russian fleet. In 1991 the discarded Foxtrot was brought to the Netherlands by a number of entrepreneurs from Den Helder. The municipality of the area decided to stow away the rusting submarine in Vlaardingen where it will be scrapped. Sarens was commissioned by Struijk Groep to…

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