Monday, January 5, 2009

Dutch Navy Tromp class AAW frigates

The Tromp class AAW frigates were two frigates built for the Royal Netherlands Navy during the 1970s serving the Dutch Navy
The Tromp class frigates entered service in 1975 and 1976 and served until 1999 and 2001. Both ships were built by Royal Schelde Shipyard in Flushing (Vlissingen). The ships served as fleet flagships and area air defence vessels. Their 3D radar under a large polyester radome, gave the ships the nickname "Kojak" in the Netherlands Navy. Originally the ships were to have the British Sea Dart missile system, but this was changed to the more compact American Standard SAM

4,377 t full load
Length: 133.2 m (437 ft 0 in)
Beam: 14.8 m (48 ft 7 in)
Draught: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)


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