Friday, September 05, 2014


The Zr. Ms. De Zeven Provinciën is an air defense and command frigate of the Dutch navy. She is currently visiting the Port of Rotterdam for the Wereldhavendagen. She will be located at the Parkkade, opposite to the Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman (A833), which is located at the Wilhelminakade.

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'. She 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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