The New Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships by Tony Gibbons, David Miller

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111 ' Above: The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate Kortenaer such ships currently operated by this NATO member. (F 807), one of 10 Below: A fine study of Abraham Crijnssen (F 816), the sixth example of the Kortenaer class to join the Royal Netherlands Navy, as she demonstrates her very impressive manoeuvreability at speed. 'ir'%' Tromp Class Guided-missile destroyers Two ships (F 801 -F 806). Country of origin: The Netherlands. Displacement: 4,308 tons full load. 6m). One Westland Lynx helicopter.

Up to 16 of these potent VSTOL fighters will be carried. Below: A fine view of the integral ski-jump Garibaldi, with Royal 4J$ Navy Sea Harriers on aboard the Giuseppi deck for launch trials. Giuseppe Garibaldi is the first aircraft carrier to enter service with the Italian Navy. Previous examples utilizing converted liners during the Second World War were scuttled before they could be completed. Authorized in late-1977, design work was not completed until early-1980 owing to extensive design changes Laid down in March 1 981 launched in June 983 and commissioned in August 1 987, the carrier has six decks with 1 3 watertight bulkheads.

Six remain in service, together with one modified 1 ship built to test a CODAG powerplant, but they are the last due to decommission in 1993/94. now being stricken, with The next class is the D'Estienne d'Orves class, which are slightly smaller and mainly intended for ASW operations in coastal waters, although they are frequently used for operations overseas. 9in (1 00mm) gun is mounted forward, immediately ahead of the large bridge. 75in (375mm) rocket launcher mounted atop the deckhouse aft and four fixed tubes for L-3 or L-5 torpedoes, for which no reloads are carried.

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