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DE ZEVEN PROVINCIËN guided missile destroyers (2002-2005)


De Zeven Provinciën 2008


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
De Zeven Provinciën F802   De Schelde, Vlissingen 1.9.1998 8.4.2000 26.4.2002 in service (2019)
Tromp F803   De Schelde, Vlissingen 3.9.1999 7.4.2001 14.3.2003 in service (2019)
De Ruyter F804   De Schelde, Vlissingen 1.9.2000 13.4.2002 22.4.2004 in service (2019)
Evertsen F805   De Schelde, Vlissingen 6.9.2001 19.4.2003 10.6.2005 in service (2019)

Technical data

Displacement standard, t


Displacement full, t


Length, m

130.7 pp 144.2 oa

Breadth, m


Draught, m

5.19 mean hull

No of shafts



CODOG: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey SM-1C gas turbines / 2 Werkspoor-Wärtsilä 16V26ST diesels

Power, h. p.

53040 / 13600

Max speed, kts


Fuel, t

gas turbine / diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(18)

2 x 4 Harpoon Block IC SSM (8 RGM-84F), 1 x 40 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIA SAM / 4x ESSM SAM (VLS, 32 RIM-66M + 32 RIM-162B), 1 x 1 - 127/54 OTO Melara Compact, 2 x 7 - 30/77 Goalkeeper, 2 x 1 - 20/85 GAM-B01, 6 x 1 - 7.6/90, 2 x 2 - 324 Mk 32 Mod. 9 TT (Mk 46 mod. 5), 1 helicopter (SH-14D Sea Lynx)

Electronic equipment

SMART-L, APAR, Scout, nav. radars, Mirador-FD, Sirius e/o systems, DSQS-24C, ALF sonars, Sabre ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, SEWACO XI CCS


F802, 803: 182

F804, 805: 171

Standard scale images

<i>De Zeven Provinciën </i>2010
De Zeven Provinciën 2010


<i>De Zeven Provinciën </i>2008
De Zeven Provinciën 2008

Project history

Were to have been a cooperative venture with Germany and Spain under an agreement signed in 1994, but the German ship design differs and Spain later withdrew. First two are designated LCF (Luchtverdedigings en Commando Fregat, or Air-Defense and Command Frigate) and were ordered in 1995. Authorization for a second pair of NLF (Nieuw Luchtverdedigings Fregat, or New Air-Defense Frigate) was granted by the parliament in 1996, and they were ordered in 1997.

Employ twin rudders with rudder roll stabilization. Ship's boats are rigid inflatables stowed behind bulwarks. Reduced radar and infrared signature measures have been extensively employed. Have six "autonomous internal zones" divided by PriMa flexible, watertight, blast- and fragmentation-resistant bulkheads. Each Mk 41 VLS cell can hold one Standard or four evolved Sea Sparrow missiles. Plans to acquire the Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile for the class were cancelled during 2007.

The first two were originally to have had twin 120-mm gunmounts recycled from the Tromp class (and before that aboard the destroyer Gelderland). The OTO Melara mounts for the first two ships were ordered in 1996 (with an option for two more) in order to take advantage of planned developments in U.S. 127-mm extended-range guidance munitions (ERGM); all four are refurbished ex-Canadian mountings from the Tribal class. The helicopters carry ASW and antiship weapons, and the magazines will stow up to 24 ASW torpedoes and 12 antiship missiles.


2004, all: - 2 x 1 - 20/85; + 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

2010, all: - 1 helicopter (SH-14D Sea Lynx); + 1 helicopter (NH 90)

Naval service

No significant events.