The Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy) is the navy of the Netherlands. During the 17th century the Dutch Navy was the most powerful navy in the world and it played an active role in the wars of the Dutch Republic and later those of the Batavian Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In recent times the Royal Netherlands Navy takes part in expeditionary peacekeeping and peace enforcing operations.
... of 1855 At the hilt is engraved "KONINKLIJK EEREBLIJK VOOR BETOONDE DAPPERHEID" (English Royal Honorary Token for Displayed Bravery) The 1st Royal Netherlands Navy Model of 1859 The inscription of this sabre ... the blade the name and ranking of the awarded officer and cause for awarding the sabre The 2nd Royal Netherlands Navy Model of 1864 The hilt was ... The model for the Royal Netherlands Army and the Schutterij of 1867 The 3rd Dutch East Indies model of 1891 On the hilt is engraved "NAMENS KONINGIN WILHELMINA VOOR ...
... Kriegsmarine Admiral Graf Spee Deutschland class pocket battleship 13 January Royal Australian Navy Hobart Leander class cruiser 16 January Kriegsmarine U-19 Type IIB ...
... This page is a list of all past and present minesweepers of the Royal Netherlands Navy, including shallow water, coastal and oceangoing minesweepers of the Mine Service ... Auxiliary minesweepers which have aided the Royal Netherlands Navy are not included ...
... Flag Class and type Pennant Other notes 11 January United States Navy S-11 S class submarine SS-116 4 April United States Navy S-36 S class submarine SS-141 30 April United States Navy S-12 S class submarine SS-117 ...
Famous quotes containing the words navy, royal and/or netherlands:
“People run away from the name subsidy. It is a subsidy. I am not afraid to call it so. It is paid for the purpose of giving a merchant marine to the whole country so that the trade of the whole country will be benefitted thereby, and the men running the ships will of course make a reasonable profit.... Unless we have a merchant marine, our navy if called upon for offensive or defensive work is going to be most defective.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“a highly respectable gondolier,
Who promised the Royal babe to rear
And teach him the trade of a timoneer
With his own beloved brattling.”
—Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18361911)
“Greece is a sort of American vassal; the Netherlands is the country of American bases that grow like tulip bulbs; Cuba is the main sugar plantation of the American monopolies; Turkey is prepared to kow-tow before any United States pro-consul and Canada is the boring second fiddle in the American symphony.”
—Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko (19091989)