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HNLMS Holland (P840)
HNLMS Holland
HNLMS Holland (Min. of Defence)
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Holland
Namesake: Holland
Builder: Damen Group
Laid down: 8 December 2008
Launched: 2 February 2010
Commissioned: 6 July 2012
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Holland-class offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: approx. 3,750 tons full load
Length: 108.4 m (355 ft 8 in)
Beam: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
Draught: 4.55 m (14 ft 11 in)
  • 2x MAN 12V28/33D diesel engines (5460KW each)
Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Endurance: 21 days[1]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 1 × Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)
  • 2 × Fast Raiding Interception and Special Forces Craft (FRISC)
Complement: 54 (+ additional space for 40)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Thales Integrated Mast
  • SeaMaster 400 SMILE non-rotating air warning radar
  • SeaWatcher 100 active phased array surface detection and tracking radar
  • GateKeeper Electro-optical 360° surveillance system
  • Guns:
  • 1 × 76 mm Oto Melara Super Rapid
  • 1 × 30 mm Oto Melara Marlin WS
  • 2 × 12.7 mm Oto Melara Hitrole NT
  • 6 × 7.62 mm FN MAG machine guns
  • Aircraft carried: 1 x NH90 helicopter[2]
    Aviation facilities: fully equipped hangar and flight deck for one medium-sized helicopter

    HNLMS Holland is the first ship of the Holland-class offshore patrol vessels of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was originally designed to fulfill patrol and intervention tasks against lightly armed opponents, such as pirates and smugglers. However, it also has very advanced electronic and radar surveillance capabilities which are used for military stabilization and security roles, short of outright war. Without sonar or long range weapons, it utilizes the surveillance capabilities of the Thales integrated mast, which integrates communication systems and two 4-faced phased arrays for air and surface search.[3][4]

    Holland was the first ship of the Holland-class offshore patrol vessels to enter service. The ship fulfilled its first task before it had actually entered service when on 15 March 2012 it returned a mirror that had been taken from Royal Charles after the Raid on the Medway.[5]

    In 2013 Holland successfully intercepted two illegal drug transports in the Dutch Caribbean. One of the cargoholds contained more than 2,000 pounds (910 kg) of cocaine.[6]

    During the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014, Holland and Friesland secured the coastal areas between IJmuiden and Hoek van Holland.[7]

    On 10 October 2016, Holland was deployed around Haiti, to help after the impact of Hurricane Mathew.[3]

    In July 2018, the crew of HNLMS Holland ended a three-month drug patrol in the Dutch Caribbean with a visit to New York. While in the Caribbean Sea, Holland also performed coast guard duties. Holland's sister ship Friesland replaced the vessel in the Caribbean.[8]


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