Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hr. Ms. DE ZEVEN PROVINCIËN

The Hr. Ms. De Zeven Provinciën is an air defense and command frigate of the Dutch navy. The vessel will make only a short stop at the Stena Line terminal, Hoek van Holland at about 16.30 local time to drop off some passengers.

Source: Dutch Royal Navy

The ship has a crew of 174 persons and is already the 8th ship to bear the name 'De Zeven Provinciën' and was built by 'De Schelde' in Flushing between 1998 en 2001. The frigate is 144 meters long, 17 meters wide, can reach a speed of 30 knots, is incorporated with Stealth techniques and is armed with a Oto Breda-cannon 127 mm, Vertical Launch System (VLS) Mk 41 for Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missiles en Standard Missiles, Harpoon Missile, Goalkeeper (fast fire cannon), Mk. 46 Torpedo-weapons and a Lynx orNH-90 helikopter.

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