Air defense frigates Jacob van Heemskerck class



These two air defence frigates were variants of the Standard frigates and looked very similar. However, the L frigates were specialized in air defence rather than anti-submarine warfare and could serve as the flagship of an escort group. Maarten Platje served as a sailor on the Hr. Ms. Jacob van Heemskerck for a number of years and experienced beautiful squadron trips with this ship and the deployment to the Gulf War (Operation Phalanx).

These ships served for the Royal Navy for almost twenty years and were transferred to Chile in 2005.


Limited, hand-signed art prints. These reproductions will be delivered to you in a shipping tube by parcel post.

Art prints

Art is the product of skill and craft. It stands for originality, inspiration, authenticity & uniqueness. As an artist, Platje values the original characteristics of his work for good reason. Reproductions of this work deserve the same respect.
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