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HNLMS Bloys van Treslong (1980)
File:HNLMS Bloys van Treslong (F824) wit F-111 off Gibraltar 1989.JPEG
Bloys van Treslong off Gibraltar
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Bloys van Treslong
Namesake: Willem Bloys van Treslong
Builder: Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam
Laid down: 5 May 1978
Launched: 15 November 1980
Commissioned: 25 November 1982
Decommissioned: 2003
Fate: Sold to the Hellenic Navy
Career (Greece)
Name: Nikiforos Fokas
Acquired: 2003
Identification: F466
Status: active service
General characteristics
Class & type: Kortenaer-class frigate
  • 3,500 long tons (3,600 t) standard
  • 3,800 long tons (3,900 t) full load
Length: 130 m (426 ft 6 in)
Beam: 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)
Draft: 4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
  • Combined gas or gas (COGOG) system:
  • 2 × Rolls Royce Tyne RM1C gas turbines, 4,900 shp (3,700 kW) each
  • 2 × Rolls Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines, 25,700 shp (19,200 kW) each (boost)
  • 2 shafts
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) cruise
  • 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) maximum
  • Endurance: 4,700 nautical miles at 16 knots (8,700 km at 30 km/h)
    Complement: 176–196
    Aircraft carried: 2 × Sea Lynx helicopters (1 in peacetime)

    HNLMS Bloys van Treslong (F824) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Bloys van Treslong ) was a frigate of the Kortenaer class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1982 to 2003. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Willem Bloys van Treslong. The ship's radio call sign was "PADG".[1]

    Dutch service history

    HNLMS Bloys van Treslong was built at Wilton-Fijenoord in Schiedam. The keel laying took place on 5 May 1978 and the launching on 15 November 1980. The ship was put into service on 25 November 1982.[1]

    In 1993 the ship served as station ship in the West Indies. In this period she was sent to Haiti in support of the United Nations peace mission Support Democracy.[2]

    In 1996 she made a trip to Norway with the frigates Jacob van Heemskerck, Willem van der Zaan, Tromp and the replenishment ship Amsterdam.[2]

    In 2003 the vessel was decommissioned and was sold to the Hellenic Navy.[1]

    Greek service history

    The ship was transferred in 2003 to the Hellenic Navy where the ship was renamed Nikiforos Fokas using the radio call sign "SZCH".[3]


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