List of active Royal Netherlands Navy ships

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HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (F802)

This article contains lists of current, future and historically notable Ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Current ships[edit]

The following are currently ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy:

Naval squadron[edit]

De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate[edit]

The ships are classified as frigates by the Netherlands Navy, but are classified as destroyers internationally as this better fits their armament and role.[citation needed]

Ship Type Builder Commissioned Origin Displacement
(tonnes)
Speed
(knots)
Photo
De Zeven Provinciën (F802) Frigate Schelde Naval Shipbuilding April 26, 2002  Netherlands 6,050 29 Hr Ms De Zeven Provinciën helpt brandend containerschip2 tcm46-95807.jpg
Tromp (F803) Frigate Schelde Naval Shipbuilding March 14, 2003  Netherlands 6,050 29 Frigate HNLMS Tromp (F803).jpg
De Ruyter (F804) Frigate Schelde Naval Shipbuilding April 22, 2004  Netherlands 6,050 29 Hr. Ms. De Ruyter (F804).jpg
Evertsen (F805) Frigate Schelde Naval Shipbuilding June 10, 2005  Netherlands 6,050 29 F805 Evertsen.jpg

Karel Doorman-class frigate (multipurpose frigates)[edit]

Ship Type Builder Commissioned Origin Displacement
(tonnes)
Speed
(knots)
Note Photo
Van Amstel (F831) Frigate Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 1993  Netherlands 3,320 29 In service Hr. Ms. Van Amstel (1993).jpg
Van Speijk (F828) Frigate Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 1995  Netherlands 3,320 29 In service Hr. Ms. Van Speijk (F828).jpg

Holland-class offshore patrol vessels[edit]

The Holland class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) will fulfill patrol and intervention tasks against lightly armed opponents, such as pirates and smugglers.

There has been discussion about the armament of the Holland class, officially the ship is being fitted with armament as shown in the fact files, however the class carries an exceptionally advanced radar system for just patrol tasks. This indicates that maybe in the future, if needed, the ship can be equipped with heavier weapon systems such as missiles.

Ship Type Builder Commissioned Origin Displacement
(tonnes)
Speed
(knots)
Photo
Holland (P840) Patrol Vessel Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 6 July 2012  Netherlands 3,750 21.5 Holland class P 840 Holland (1).jpg
Zeeland (P841) Patrol Vessel Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 2013  Netherlands 3,750 21.5 Zr. Ms. Zeeland.JPG
Friesland (P842) Patrol Vessel Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 22 January 2013  Netherlands 3,750 21.5 OPV Friesland zonder mast.jpg
Groningen (P843) Patrol Vessel Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 2014  Netherlands 3,750 21.5 HNLMS Groningen.jpg

Rotterdam-class amphibious transport dock[edit]

Ship Type Builder Commissioned Origin Displacement
(tonnes)
Speed
(knots)
Photo
Rotterdam (L800) Landing Platform Dock Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 1998  Netherlands 12,750 20 Hr. Ms. Rotterdam (1998).jpg
Johan de Witt (L801) Landing Platform Dock Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 2007  Netherlands 16,500 19 Johan de Wit L801.JPG

Replenishment Ships[edit]

Ship Type Builder Commissioned Origin Displacement
(tonnes)
Speed
(knots)
Photo
Amsterdam (A836) replenishment ships Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 1995  Netherlands 17,040 21 Hr ms amsterdam.jpg

Auxiliary Zr. Ms. Amsterdam was sold on 16-07-2014. Defense carries the ship to Peru.

Submarine service[edit]

Walrus (S802) was laid down on 11 October 1979 and launched on 28 October 1985. Completion was delayed because of damage caused by fire in 14 August 1986.

Ship Type Builder Commissioned Origin Displacement
(tonnes)
Speed
(knots)
Photo
Walrus (S802) Submarine Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) 1992  Netherlands 2,800 20 Hr. Ms. Walrus (1992) in Curacao 2.jpg
Zeeleeuw (S803) Submarine Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) 1990  Netherlands 2,800 20 Dutch submarine Zeeleeuw.JPG
Dolfijn (S808) Submarine Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) 1993  Netherlands 2,800 20 A rigid-hull inflatable boat approaches the Royal Netherlands Navy attack submarine HNLMS Dolfijn (S808) June 15, 2013, in the Baltic Sea during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2013 130615-N-ZL691-053.jpg
Bruinvis (S810) Submarine Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM) 1994  Netherlands 2,800 20 Onderzeeër De Bruinvis S810.jpg

Mine Detection and Clearing Service[edit]

M856)

Hydrographical Survey Ships[edit]

Other ships[edit]

Tugs[edit]

  • 17 landing craft (Used by the Netherlands Marine Corps)

Coast Guard[edit]

Under construction[edit]

Zuiderkruis-class Joint Support Ship Project[edit]

The Karel Doorman is a multi-function ship for amphibious operations currently under construction, with a scheduled in service date of 2014. It has a large helicopter deck with two landing spots and a roll-on/roll-off deck. It will be the main support ship, along with the two Rotterdam-class LPDs, of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

The ship has command rooms for war staffs and a large hospital room with 20 treatment rooms. With this ship, the amphibious plan for the navy is complete with two LPDs and one Joint Support Ship.

Ship Type Builder Commissioned Origin Displacement
(tonnes)
Speed
(knots)
Photo
Karel Doorman Joint Logistic Support Ship Schelde Naval Shipbuilding 2014[1]  Netherlands 27,800 long tons 28,246 full load 18 JSS Karel Doorman Rotterdam.jpg

Royal Netherlands Navy ship prefix[edit]

In Dutch, ships are given the prefix "Harer Majesteits" ("her majesty's", abbreviated as "Hr.Ms.") or "Zijner Majesteits" ("his majesty's", abbreviated "Zr.Ms."). In English, the Dutch prefix is translated as "HNLMS" for "Her/His Netherland Majesty's Ship".

Some authors translate Hr./Zr.Ms. as "HNMS" but that abbreviation is ambiguous: the "N" might stand for "Netherlands" or "Norway". The most common way to avoid this ambiguity is to use "HNLMS" and "HNoMS" respectively.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damen-built Joint Support Ship Karel Doorman commissioned for the Royal Netherlands Navy". March 24, 2014. 

External links[edit]