HNLMS Van Galen (1965)

HNLMS Van Galen (F803) (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Van Galen) was a frigate of the Van Speijk class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1967 to 1987. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Johan van Galen. The ship's radio call sign was "PAVB".[1] She was sold to the Indonesian Navy where the ship was renamed KRI Yos Sudarso (353).

Van Galen
Name: Van Galen
Namesake: Johan van Galen
Builder: KM de Schelde, Vlissingen
Laid down: 25 July 1963
Launched: 19 June 1965
Commissioned: 1 March1967
Decommissioned: 1987
Fate: Sold to the Indonesian Navy
Name: Yos Sudarso
Namesake: Yos Sudarso
Commissioned: 1987
Identification: 353
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

Dutch service history

HNLMS Van Speijk was one of six Van Speijk-class frigates and was built at the KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 25 July 1963 and the launching on 19 June 1965. The ship was put into service on 1 March 1967.[1]

In July 1976 Van Speijk, together with the frigates Tromp, Van Nes, the destroyers Zeeland and Holland, the submarine Dolfijn and the replenishment ship Poolster visited New York in commemoration of the city's 200 years anniversary.[2]

The ship received a mid-life modernization in Den Helder, starting on 15 July 1977 and lasting till November 1979.[1]

In 1987 the vessel was decommissioned and sold to the Indonesian Navy. [1]

Indonesian service history

The ship was put into service in 1987 where the ship was renamed Yos Sudarso.[1]


  1. "". Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  2. "Poolster bevoorradingsschip". Retrieved 28 September 2019.
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