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Chilean frigate Almirante Riveros (FF-18)
Hr. Ms. Tjerk Hiddes (1993) 1.jpg
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Tjerk Hiddes
Namesake: Tjerk Hiddes de Vries
Builder: Koninklijke Schelde Groep, Vlissingen
Laid down: 28 October 1986
Launched: 9 December 1989
Commissioned: 26 February 1993
Decommissioned: 3 February 2006
Status: sold to Chile
Career (Chile)
Name: Almirante Riveros
Namesake: Galvarino Riveros Cárdenas
Owner: Chilean Navy
Commissioned: April 2007
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Class & type: Karel Doorman-class frigate
Displacement: 3,320 tons
Length: 122.25 m (401.1 ft)
Beam: 14.37 m (47.1 ft)
Draught: 4.3 m (14 ft)
  • 2 Rolls Royce (Spey 1A) 16700 hp (12.45 MW) gasturbines
  • 2 Stork-Werkspoor 4895 hp (3.650 MW) diesel engines
Speed: 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Complement: 174
Aircraft carried: 1 × Lynx helicopter

Almirante Riveros (FF-18) is a Karel Doorman-class frigate of the Chilean Navy. Built by the shipyard Koninklijke Schelde Groep in Vlissingen, the ship was previously in use by the Royal Netherlands Navy as HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes until 2006.

Dutch service[]

HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes was one of six Karel Doorman-class frigates that were built at the Koninklijke Schelde Groep in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 28 October 1986 and the launching on 9 December 1989. The ship was put into service on 26 February 1993.[1]

In June 1994 the ship participated in the BALTOPS 94 naval exercise with vessels from several other navies.[1]

During her time with the Dutch navy she operated in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and took part in Operation Enduring Freedom around the Arabian Peninsula and Operation Active Endeavour in Mediterranean Sea.[2]

On 3 February 2006 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Chilean Navy.[1]

Chilean service[]

The ship was put into service in April 2007 where the ship was renamed Almirante Riveros.[1]{

In November 2015 the ship participated in Exercise UNITAS Atlantic 2015 off the coast of Brazil, with vessels from several other navies.[1]


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