Thursday, January 15, 2009

De Zeven Provincien Class frigate photos

HNLMS Evertsen (F805)

F804 HNLMS De Ruyter

The Royal Netherlands Navy De Zeven Provinciën class frigates air-defense frigates.These ships were built for air-defense but they also have weapons onboard to attack surface and submarine targets, for example: the Harpoon Missile and Mk. 46 Torpedoes. The ships are similar to the German Sachsen class frigates. For anti-air the ships are equipped with several weapons. The primary weapon is the Mk41 Vertical Launch System, each with 32 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile essm and 32 SM-2 IIIA.

Displacement: 6,050 tonnes (full load)
Length: 144.24 m
Beam: 18.80 m
Draught: 5.18 m
Speed: 29kn
Range: 4000+ nmi at 18 kn
Complement: 202 + 30

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 naval gun
2 Oerlikon Contraves 20 mm machine guns
2 twin MK32 Mod 9 torpedo launchers with Raytheon MK46 Mod 5 torpedoes
Aviation facilities: Hangar and flight deck for 1 AgustaWestland Lynx or NH-90 helicopter


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