HNLMS Kortenaer (F807)

The HNLMS Kortenaer (F807) underway on January 1st, 1982.

The Kortenaer-class was a class of frigates of the Royal Netherlands Navy. They were built to be a general purpose frigate; able to combat all surface, submarine and aircraft targets. Like some of the other frigates of the 1970s and 1980s, they featured a COGOG (combined gas or gas) propulsion system. Eleven were built for the Royal Netherlands Navy, ten for the Royal Hellenic Navy, and eight for the Republic of Iran Navy.


  • Type: General Purpose Frigate
  • Service Period: 1978-2011 (Netherlands); 1981-Present (Iran)
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 426 feet 6 inches (130 meters)
    • Beam: 47 feet 3 inches (14.4 meters)
    • Draft: 14 feet 5 inches (4.4 meters)
    • Displacement: 3,920 tons (Standard); 4,256 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 186
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Maximum Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Propulsion: COGOG, 2 x Rolls Royce Tyne RM1C gas turbines, 2 x Rolls Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines, 2 shafts
  • Range: 4,700 nautical miles (87,04.4 kilometers) at 16 knots (29.63 km/h)
  • Armament
    • 1 x OTO Melara 76mm/L62 naval gun
    • 2 x 4-cell Broadsword Anti-Ship Missile]] Launchers
    • 1 x 8-cell Thunderbolt AAM Launcher
    • 2 x triple fire torpedo tubes (firing MU90 Impact torpedoes)
    • 1 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x Westland Sea Lynx helicopters

Unit RunEdit


  • HNLMS Kortenaer (F807)
  • HNLMS Callenburgh (F808)
  • HNLMS Van Kinsbergen (F809)
  • HNLMS Banckert (F810)
  • HNLMS Piet Hein (F811)
  • HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen (F812)
  • HNLMS Philips van Almonde (F813)
  • HNLMS Bloys van Treslong (F814)
  • HNLMS Pieter Florisz (F815)
  • HNLMS Willem van der Zaan (F816)


  • EA Elli (F-450)
  • EA Limnos (F-451)
  • EA Adrias (F-452)
  • EA Aigaion (F-453)
  • EA Navarinon (F-454)
  • EA Kountouriotis (F-455)
  • EA Bouboulina (F-456)
  • EA Kanaris (F-457)
  • EA Themistoklis (F-458)
  • EA Nikiforos Fokas (F-459)


  • RIS Tehran
  • RIS Mashhad
  • RIS Isfahan
  • RIS Tabriz
  • RIS Karaj
  • RIS Shiraz
  • RIS Ahvaz
  • RIS Qom

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