|HNLMS Bloys van Treslong (1980)|
File:HNLMS Bloys van Treslong (F824) wit F-111 off Gibraltar 1989.JPEG|
Bloys van Treslong off Gibraltar
|Name:||Bloys van Treslong|
|Namesake:||Willem Bloys van Treslong|
|Laid down:||5 May 1978|
|Launched:||15 November 1980|
|Commissioned:||25 November 1982|
|Fate:||Sold to the Hellenic Navy|
|Class & type:||Kortenaer-class frigate|
|Length:||130 m (426 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)|
|Draft:||4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)|
|Endurance:||4,700 nautical miles at 16 knots (8,700 km at 30 km/h)|
|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".
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.
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".
- "helis.com". https://www.helis.com/database/unit/152-HrMs-Bloys-van-Treslong/. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
- "Kortenaer klasse (S-)fregatten". www.marineschepen.nl. 26 February 2013. https://marineschepen.nl/schepen/kortenaer.html. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
- "helis.com". https://www.helis.com/database/unit/153-HS-Nikiforos-Fokas/. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
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