HNLMS De Ruyter (F804)

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HNLMS De Ruyter (F804)
Name: De Ruyter
Laid down: 1 September 2000
Launched: 13 April 2002
Commissioned: March 2004
General characteristics
Class and type: De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate
Displacement: 6,050 tonnes (full load)
Length: 144.24 m
Beam: 18.80 m
Draft: 5.18 m
Speed: 30 knots
Complement: 174 (227 incl. command staff)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Thales Nederland SMART-L long-range air and surface surveillance radar
  • Thales Nederland APAR air and surface search, tracking and guidance radar (I band)
  • DECCA NAV navigation radar
  • Thales Nederland Scout (Low Probability of Intercept)surface search/navigation radar
  • Thales Nederland Sirius IRST long-range infrared surveillance and tracking system
  • Thales Nederland Mirador optical surveillance and tracking system
  • Atlas Elektronik DSQS-24C hull-mounted sonar
  • MK XII IFF system
Aircraft carried: 1 x NH-90 helicopter

HNLMS De Ruyter (Dutch: Zr. Ms. De Ruyter) is the third De Zeven Provinciën frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy. She was laid down in 2000, launched in 2002, and commissioned in 2004. The frigate is named after the famous Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter (1607–1676).[1]

The frigate should not be mistaken with the former Hr. Ms. De Ruyter (F806), which was a Tromp-class frigate built in the 1970s, nor the current BAP Almirante Grau, a Peruvian gun cruiser that was known as De Ruyter while in Dutch service.

Since December 2012, Commander Harold Liebregs is HNLMS De Ruyter's commanding officer.[2] Previously it was commanded by Commander Jeanette Morang. She was the first woman to command a Netherlands Navy frigate.

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  1. ^ Naam & embleem Archived 2012-03-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Royal Netherlands Navy. Retrieved on 2011-03-11. (in Dutch)]
  2. ^ "Commandant" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2013-03-02.