The Van Speijk class frigates were equipped with Dutch electronics/sensors. The British Leander design was chosen to enable rapid construction to replace elderly escorts for ASW duties and NATO patrol. The ships were thoroughly modernised in the late 1970s. Between 1986-1990 all six were transferred to the Indonesian Navy. Books in this series follow a familiar pattern. Roughly two thirds is devoted to a very detailed analysis of all aspects of the design of the ship including propulsion, weapon systems, sensors, aircraft and internal layout. On every page, textual information is supported by a series of inboard photographs of equipment plus relevant tables giving technical data, plans and profiles.
Author(s): Jantinus Mulder & Henk Visser
First Publishment Date: 30 March 2023