HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (F802)

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The De Zeven Provinciën
Career (Netherlands) Netherlands Jack
Laid down: 1 September 1998
Launched: 8 April 2000
Commissioned: 26 April 2002
General characteristics
Class and type: De Zeven Provinciën class frigate
Displacement: 6,050 tonnes (full load)
Length: 144.24 m
Beam: 18.80 m
Draft: 5.18 m
Propulsion: 2 propeller shafts, controllable pitch propellers
2 Wärtsilä 16V6ST diesel engines, 8.4 MW each
2 Rolls Royce Spey SM1C gas turbines, 18.5 MW each
4 GEC Alsthom Paxman diesel-generators, 1650 kW each
Speed: 30 knots
Complement: 174 (202 incl. command staff)
Armament: 5×8 Mk41 vertical launch system with 8 cells each
Standard armament: 8×4 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and 32 SM-2 IIIA surface-to-air missiles
Another 8 cell MK41 VLS can be added
2 Goalkeeper CIWS guns
2 quadruple Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers
1 Oto Melara 127 mm/54 dual-purpose gun
2 Oerlikon Contraves 20 mm machine guns
2 twin MK32 Mod 9 torpedo launchers with Raytheon MK46 Mod 5 torpedoes

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (F802) is the first ship of the De Zeven Provinciën-class of air defence and command frigates in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy. There are three more ships in this class, HNLMS Tromp (F803), HNLMS De Ruyter (F804) and HNLMS Evertsen (F805). The class was designed in cooperation with Germany and Spain.

De Zeven Provinciën is the eighth ship in the Royal Netherlands Navy to carry that name. The name refers to the original seven Dutch provinces which together formed the Union of Utrecht.

She was built at the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (before; Koninklijke Schelde Groep) in Vlissingen (eng. Flushing). Her design incorporates stealth technology, as well as advanced new radars of a Dutch design such as the SMART-L radar and APAR.

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HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) outward bound from Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, on 21 September 2009.

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