HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen (1981)

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Abraham Crijnssen
Name: Abraham Crijnssen
Namesake: Abraham Crijnssen
Builder: KM de Schelde, Vlissingen
Laid down: 25 October 1978
Launched: 16 May 1981
Commissioned: 6 January 1983
Decommissioned: 1997
Fate: Sold to the United Arab Emirates Navy
United Arab Emirates
Name: Abu Dhabi
Acquired: 31 October 1997
Decommissioned: 2008
Identification: F01
General characteristics
Class and type: Kortenaer-class frigate
  • 3,500 long tons (3,600 t) standard
  • 3,800 long tons (3,900 t) full load
Length: 130 m (426 ft 6 in)
Beam: 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in)
Draft: 4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) cruise
  • 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) maximum
Endurance: 4,700 nautical miles at 16 knots (8,700 km at 30 km/h)
Complement: 176–196
Aircraft carried: 2 × Sea Lynx helicopters (1 in peacetime)

HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen (F816) (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Abraham Crijnssen) was a frigate of the Kortenaer class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1983 to 1997. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Abraham Crijnssen. The ship's radio call sign was "PAVX".[1]

Dutch service history[edit]

HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen was built at KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 25 October 1978 and the launching on 16 May 1981. The ship was put into service on 6 January 1983.[1]

Abraham Crijnssen served as escort for the British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal during UNPROFOR in the Adriatic Sea in May 1993.[1]

In June 1994 the ship participated in the BALTOPS 94 naval exercise with vessels from several other navies.[1]

In 1997 the vessel was decommissioned and was sold to the United Arab Emirates Navy.[1]

United Arab Emirates service history[edit]

The ship was commissioned on 31 October 1997 to the United Arab Emirates Navy where the ship was renamed Abu Dhabi and decommissioned in 2008. Construction work started in 2009 to rebuild the ship into a yacht.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "". Retrieved 14 September 2018.