HNLMS Poolster (A835)
|Laid down:||19 September 1962|
|Launched:||16 October 1963|
|Commissioned:||29 June 1964|
|Decommissioned:||28 July 1994|
|Fate:||sold to Pakistan in 1994|
|Acquired:||28 July 1994|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2017[update]|
|Displacement:||16,836 t (16,570 long tons)|
|Length:||168.3 m (552 ft 2 in)|
|Beam:||20.3 m (66 ft 7 in)|
|Draught:||8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)|
|Propulsion:||22,500 hp (16,778 kW), 2 turbines|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
|Armament:||2 × 40 mm (2 in) machine guns|
|Aircraft carried:||2 × Lynx helicopters|
HNLMS Poolster (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Poolster) was a replenishment ship serving with the Royal Netherlands Navy. Poolster entered service on 29 June 1964. In 1994 she was decommissioned and sold to the Pakistan Navy where the ship was renamed Moawin. A later replenishment ship Zuiderkruis was based on Poolster. In the Dutch navy she was replaced by the replenishment ship Amsterdam. She was the first ship in the Dutch navy with inbuilt protection against radioactive fallout.
The frigates De Ruyter, Callenburgh, Jan van Brakel, Van Kinsbergen and Poolster departed from Den Helder on 13 January 1986 for a trip to the Far East to show the flag and promote Dutch trade. The ships returned on 19 June.
She was decommissioned on 28 July 1994 and turned over to the Pakistan Navy to which the ship was sold. The vessel was renamed Moawin. She was the last ship in the Dutch navy powered by steam turbines.
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