HMNLS' VAN SPEIJK (F 828) and WILLEM VAN DER ZAAN (F 829)  are two members of the KAREL DOORMAN class of general-purpose frigates serving the Dutch Navy. VAN SPEIJK and VAN DER ZAAN were at HMC Dockyard in Halifax, NS, on March 27, 1997. Cameras were not allowed onboard, so photos are all taken off-board the ships.

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VAN SPEIJK and WILLEM VAN DER ZAAN rafted together at the wharf. In the background is ZUIDERKRUIS, and the two bows showing to the left belong to TROMP and WESTDIEP. Sandy McClearn photo.
Starboard midships of VAN SPEIJK. Sandy McClearn photo.
Starboard bow of VAN SPEIJK. The primary fixture on the bow is the 76mm/62 OTO Melara compact Mk.100. Sandy McClearn photo.
The port bow of WILLEM VAN DER ZAAN. Sandy McClearn photo.
The forward superstructure of WILLEM VAN DER ZAAN taken from aft. Atop the mast is a Signaal SMART 3D air/surface search radar. Just forward and aft of the mast are Signaal STIR directors. Just aft of the funnel are the Harpoon launchers. Sandy McClearn photo.
The starboard bow of VAN SPEIJK again. Sandy McClearn photo.
The hangar of WILLEM VAN DER ZAAN. At the forward end is a Signaal LW 08 air search radar, while the aft end supports a Signaal SGE-30 Goalkeeper 30mm CIWS. On the port side of the hangar can be seen the 16 Mk.48 VLS canisters for VLS Sea Sparrow. The hangar can house 1 SH-14 Sea Lynx helo. Sandy McClearn photo.
A better view of the Mk.48 Sea Sparrow VLS. Note the Signaal LW 08 atop the hangar. Sandy McClearn photo.

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