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The De Zeven Provinciën-class destroyers are highly advanced air-defence and command destroyers in service with the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy). The ships are similar to the German Sachsen-class destroyers in role and mission.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Air Defense and Command Frigate
  • Cost: €600 million ($816 million)
  • Service Period: 2002-Present
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 560 feet (170.69 meters)
    • Beam: 61.71 feet (18.81 meters)
    • Draught: 21 feet (5.182 meters)
    • Displacement: 8,750 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 232 (30 officers and 202 ratings)
  • Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,408 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/hr)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/hr)
  • Propulsion: CODAG Propulsion
    • 2 x Wärtsilä 16 V26 diesel engines, 4.2 MW (5,600 hp) each
    • 4 x Rolls Royce Spey SM 1C gas turbines, 18.5 MW (24,800 hp) each
    • 4 x GEC Alsthom Paxman diesel-generators, 1,650 kW (2,210 hp) each (To be replaced by Wärtsilä)
    • 2 x propeller shafts, controllable pitch propellers
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Thales Nederland SMART-L long-range air and surface surveillance RDF
    • Thales Nederland APAR air and surface search, tracking and guidance RDF (I band)
    • DECCA NAV navigation RDF
    • Thales Nederland Scout (Low Probability of Intercept)surface search/navigation RDF
    • 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 ASDIC
    • 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 64-cell VLS (fires GWS.26 VL-Sea Wolf AAMs, GWS.31 VL-Sea Dart Mk.II, VL-Orca ASW missiles, and Storm Wind cruise missiles)
    • 2 x 4-canister SSM Launcher (fires RBS.15 Mk.III 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
  • Aviation Facilities: Hangar and flight deck for 1 medium sized helicopter
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x NHIndustries NH90

Unit RunEdit

  • HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (DM 820)
  • HNLMS De Betuwe (DM 821)
  • HNLMS Rivierotter (DM 822)
  • HNLMS De Eems (DM 823)
  • HNLMS De IJssel (DM 824)
  • HNLMS Gouda (DM 825)
  • HNLMS Vlaardingen (DM 826)
  • HNLMS Zeegras (DM 827)
  • HNLMS Salamander (DM 828)
  • HNLMS Fonteinkruid (DM 829)
  • HNLMS Moeras (DM 830)
  • HNLMS De Veluwe (DM 831)
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