HNLMS De Ruyter (F804)
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|Laid down:||1 September 2000|
|Launched:||13 April 2002|
|Class and type:||De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate|
|Displacement:||6,050 tonnes (full load)|
|Propulsion:||Combined diesel and gas
propeller shafts, 5-bladed controllable pitch propellers
|Complement:||174 (227 incl. command staff)|
|Thales Nederland SMART-L long-range air and surface surveillance radar
Thales Nederland APAR air and surface search, tracking and guidance radar (I band)
|Aircraft carried:||1 x NH-90 helicopter|
HNLMS De Ruyter (Dutch Zr. Ms. De Ruyter) is the third De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate 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).
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. Previously it was commanded by Commander Jeanette Morang. She was the first woman to command a Netherlands Navy frigate.
HNLMS De Ruyter during SAIL Amsterdam in 2005
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