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HNLMS De Ruyter (F804)
HNLMS De Ruyter (F804)
Career (Netherlands) Royal Netherlands Navy jack
Laid down: 1 September 2000
Launched: 13 April 2002
Commissioned: March 2004
General characteristics
Class & type: De Zeven Provinciën class frigate
Displacement: 6,050 tonnes (full load)
Length: 144.24 m
Beam: 18.80 m
Draft: 5.18 m
  • Combined diesel and gas
  • 2 × Wärtsilä 16 V26 diesel engines, 4.2 MW (5,600 hp) each
  • 2 × Rolls Royce Spey SM 1C gas turbines, 18.5 MW (24,800 hp) each
  • 4 × Wärtsilä-Deutz D620 V12 diesel-generators, 1,680 kW (2,250 hp) each
  • 2 × propeller shafts, 5-bladed controllable pitch propellers
Speed: 30 knots
Complement: 174 (227 incl. command staff)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Thales Nederland SMART-L long-range air and surface surveillance radar
  • Thales Nederland APAR air and surface search, tracking and guidance radar (I band)
  • DECCA NAV navigation radar
  • Thales Nederland Scout (Low Probability of Intercept)surface search/navigation radar
  • Thales Nederland Sirius IRST long-range infrared surveillance and tracking system
  • Thales Nederland Mirador optical surveillance and tracking system
  • Atlas Elektronik DSQS-24C hull-mounted sonar
  • MK XII IFF system
  • Guns:
  • Missiles:
  • Aircraft carried: 1 x NH-90 helicopter

    HNLMS De Ruyter (F804) (Dutch Zr. Ms. De Ruyter) is the third De Zeven Provinciën class frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy. It was laid down in 2000, launched in 2002, and commissioned in 2004. The frigate is named after the famous Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter (1607–1676).[1]

    The frigate should not be mistaken with the former Hr. Ms. De Ruyter (F806), which was a Tromp class frigate build in the 1970s, nor the current BAP Almirante Grau, a Peruvian gun cruiser that was known as the De Ruyter while in Dutch service.

    Since December 2012, Commander Harold Liebregs is HNLMS De Ruyter's commanding officer.[2] Previously it was commanded by Commander Jeanette Morang. She was the first woman to command a Netherlands Navy frigate.

    See also


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