Friday, September 01, 2006

Hr. Ms. TROMP (F 803)

The Hr. Ms. Tromp is an air defense and command frigate of the Dutch navy. It is one of the four Dutch frigates of the 'Zeven Provinciën'-class and is therefor a sistership of the 'Hr. Ms. De Zeven Provinciën' which entered Rotterdam for a short stop last week. The Tromp will visit de Rotterdam 'Wereldhavendagen'.

Source: Dutch Royal Navy

The Hr. Ms. Tromp has a crew of 174 persons and is already the 9th ship to bear the name 'Tromp'. The ship was built by 'De Schelde' in Flushing between 1999 en 2001. It 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.
The ship will enter Rotterdam this morning and will stay at the Parkkade in Rotterdam until Sunday evening.

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