KRI Oswald Siahaan (354)

KRI Oswald Siahaan (354) is an Ahmad Yani-class frigate operated by the Indonesian Navy. Prior to her service in the Indonesian Navy, she served in the Royal Netherlands Navy as the HNLMS Van Nes (F805).

The Van Nes in 1966
Name: KRI Oswald Siahaan
Acquired: 1988
Identification: 354
Name: HNLMS Van Nes
Laid down: 25 July 1963
Launched: 26 March 1966
Commissioned: 9 August 1966
Decommissioned: February 1987
Identification: F805
Fate: Sold to Indonesia
General characteristics
Class and type: Ahmad Yani-class frigate


The ship has a displacement of 2,940 tonnes, with a length of 113.42 meters and a beam of 4.57 meters. She is powered by two 16,000 horse power engines with a maximum speed of 28.5 knots (52.8 km/h). She has a crew of 180 sailors. Armament-wise, the vessel is equipped with P-800 Oniks missiles, Mistral air defense missiles, an OTO Melara 76 mm gun, two 12.7 mm heavy machine guns, and Honeywell torpedoes.[1]

Service history

The ship was previously operated by the Royal Netherlands Navy as the Van Speijk-class frigate HNLMS Van Nes (F805). Van Nes was laid down on 25 July 1963, launched on 26 March 1966, commissioned on 9 August 1966 and decommissioned in February 1987, and was transferred to Indonesia in 1988 where it received its current name.[2]

In May 2016, Oswald Siahaan seized a Chinese trawler, the Gui Bei Yu (27088), in the waters of Natuna Islands, firing shots at the trawler and blocking an attempt by a Chinese coast guard ship to rescue the fishing ship - which was taken under Indonesian custody.[3]


  1. Prabowo, Prasto (18 May 2014). "Mengenal Kapal Perang Pemukul Utama TNI AL". Satu Harapan (in Indonesian). Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  2. "F 805 HNLMS Van Nes - Van Speijk (UK Leander) Class Frigate - Aert Jansse Van Nes". Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. Mollman, Steve (31 May 2016). "Indonesia had another high-seas encounter with China—but this time it brought a bigger boat". Quartz. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
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