While the Netherlands did not get involved in the war until 1989 its navy, the Royal Netherlands Navy did patrol the North Sea. This is the Royal Netherlands Navy Orbat of 1985.


Kortenaer-class frigate

Frigate Kortenaer

HNLMS Kortenaer, lead ship of here class during a neutrality patrol in 1985.

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 (F823)

HNLMS Bloys van Treslong (F824)

HNLMS Jan van Brakel  (F825)

HNLMS Pieter Florisz (F826)


HNLMS Tromp and HNLMS De Ruyter of the Tromp-class in 1985.

Tromp-class frigate

HNLMS Tromp (F801)

HNLMS De Ruyter (F806)

Jacob van Heemskerck-class frigate

HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerck (F812), under construction at Royal Schelde Shipyard.

HNLMS Witte de With (F813), under construction at Royal Schelde Shipyard.

Van Speijk-class frigate

HNLMS Van Speijk (F802)           

HNLMS Van Galen (F803)           

HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes (F804)       

HR.MS.van Speijk

HNLMS Van Speijk, lead schip of the Van Speijk-class.

HNLMS Van Nes (F805)

HNLMS Isaac Sweers (F814)      

HNLMS Evertsen (F815)

Replenishment ships

HNLMS Zuiderkruis (A832)

HNLMS Poolster (A835)


Zwaardvis-class submarine

HNLMS Zwaardvis ( S806)

HNLMS Tijgerhaai (S807)

Dolfijn-class submarines

HNLMS Dolfjin (S808)

HNLMS Zeehond (S809)

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HNLMS Zwaardvis in a Norwegian fjord in 1985.

HNLMS Potvis (S804)

HNLMS Tonijn (S805)


Dokkum-class minesweeper

HNLMS Abcoude

HNLMS Dokkum

HNLMS Drachten

HNLMS Drunen

HNLMS Gemert

HNLMS Giethoorn

HNLMS Hoogeveen

HNLMS Hoogezand

HNLMS Naaldwijk

HNLMS Naarden


HNLMS Rhenen

HNLMS Roermond

HNLMS Sittard

HNLMS Staphorst



HNLMS Woerden


Tripartite-class minehunter

HNLMS Alkmaar

HNLMS Delfzijl

HNLMS Dordrecht

HNLMS Haarlem

HNLMS Harlingen

HNLMS Scheveningen

HNLMS Maasluis

HNLMS Makkum

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