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HNLMS Isaac Sweers (1967)
Dutch frigate Isaac Sweers (F814) c1969.jpg
Isaac Sweers
Career (Indonesia)
Name: Karel Satsuitubun
Namesake: Karel Satsuit Tubun
Commissioned: 1990
Identification: 356
Status: active service
General characteristics
Type: Van Speijk class
Displacement: 2,200 tons standard, 2,850 tons full load
Length: 113.4 m (372 ft)
Beam: 12.5 m (41 ft)
Draught: 5.8 m (19 ft)
  • As built
    • 2 x geared steam turbines
    • 22,370 kW (30,000 shp)
    • 2 x shafts
  • Rebuild
    • Caterpillar diesels (5 ships)
    • SEMT-Pielstick diesels (1 ship)
  • 28.5 kn (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph)
  • With new diesels - estimated max. 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph)
  • Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
    Complement: 180
    Sensors and
    processing systems:
    • Radar: LW-03, DA-02, M45, M44
    • Sonar: Types 170B, 162
    • Combat system: SEWACO V
  • 1× OTO-Melara 76 mm gun
  • 2× twin Simbad
  • Launcher for Mistral SAMs
  • SS-N-26 SSM (On at least one ship) (Indonesian Navy)
  • C-802 SSM (On five ships) (Indonesian Navy)
  • 2 × 3 – Mk 32 anti submarine torpedo tubes
  • Aircraft carried: one NBO-105C
    Aviation facilities: Hangar

    HNLMS Isaac Sweers (F814) (Dutch language: Hr.Ms. Isaac Sweers ) was a frigate of the Van Speijk class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1968 to 1990. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Isaac Sweers. The ship's radio call sign was "PAVF".[1] She was sold to the Indonesian Navy where the ship was renamed KRI Karel Satsuitubun (356).

    Dutch service history

    HNLMS Isaac Sweers was one of six Van Speijk-class frigates and was built at NDSM in Amsterdam. The keel laying took place on 5 May 1965 and the launching on 10 March 1967. The ship was put into service on 15 May 1968.[1]

    In late 1972 she served as flagship for STANAVFORLANT.[2]

    In 1975 Isaac Sweers participated in the NATO exercise Ocean Safari.[2]

    The ship received a mid-life modernization in Den Helder, starting on 1 July 1980 and lasting till August 1982.[1]

    In 1986 she was present at the national Fleet days.[1]

    In 1990 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Indonesian Navy.[1]

    Indonesian service history

    The ship was put into service in 1990 where the ship was renamed Karel Satsuitubun.[1]


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