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De Zeven Provinciën-class Frigate

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HNLMS De Zeven Provincien, a stealth design of frigate and command ship of the Dutch Navy, outward bound from HMNB Portsmouth on September 21st, 2009.
The De Zeven Provinciën-class frigates are highly advanced air-defence and command frigates in service with the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy). This class of ships is also known as LCF (Luchtverdedigings- en commandofregat, air defense and command frigate). The ships are similar to the German Sachsen-class frigates in role and mission.


  • Type: Air Defense and Command Frigate
  • Cost: €600 million ($816 million)
  • Service Period: 2002-Present
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 473.2 feet (144.23 meters)
    • Beam: 61.71 feet (18.81 meters)
    • Draught: 17 feet (5.182 meters)
    • Displacement: 6,670 tons
  • Crew: 232 (30 officers and 202 ratings)
  • Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,408 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Propulsion: CODAG Propulsion
    • 2 x Rolls Royce Spey SM 1C gas turbines, 52,280 shp (40 MW)
    • 2 x Wärtsilä 16V6ST diesel engines, 11,260 shp (8.5 MW)
    • 2 x propeller shafts, controllable pitch propellers
  • Sensor Suite:
    • 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
  • Electronic Warfare and Countermeasures
    • 2 x Thomson Racal (now Thales) Sabre ECM suite
    • 4 x Sippican Hycor SRBOC MK36 launcher
    • 1 x AN/SLQ-25C Nixie torpedo decoy
  • Armament
    • 1 x OTO-Melara 127mm/54-caliber dual purpose gun
    • 1 x 40-cell Mk.41 mod 11 VLS (32 RIM-156 SM-2ER and 32 RIM-161 ESSM (Quad-packed))
    • 2 x 4-canister Mk.141 Harpoon SSM Launcher (fires RGM-84 Harpoon AShM)
    • 2 x Mk.32 Mod-9 twin fire torpedo tubes (fires Raytheon Mk.46 Mod 5 torpedoes)
    • 4 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns
    • 6 x 7.62mm FN MAG machine guns
    • 2 x 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x NHIndustries NH90 maritime helicopter
  • Aviation Facilities: Hangar and flight deck for 1 medium sized helicopter

Unit Run[edit]

  • HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (F802)
  • HNLMS Tromp (F803)
  • HNLMS De Ruyter (F804)
  • HNLMS Evertsen (F805)
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