Aviation & Aerospace Vehicles & Artillery Infantry Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks U.S. Military Pay Special Forces DoD Dictionary (Alpha-to-Zulu) Military Alphabet Code

HNLMS Tromp (F803)

Guided-Missile Frigate

Netherlands | 2003

"HNLMS Tromp F803 entered service with the Royal Netherlands Navy in 2003 and continues in its guided-missile frigate capacity today."

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 02/17/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.
HNLMS Tromp (F803) forms the second of four-strong De Zeven Provincien-class serving the modern Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN). The lead-ship is De Zeven Provincien (F802) herself joined by sisters De Ruyter (F804) and Evertsen (F805). HNLMS Tromp saw her keel laid down on September 3rd, 1999 and she was launched to sea on April 7th, 2001. Commissioned on March 14th, 2003, she remains in active service as of this writing (2019).

The ships of the class are detailed as an "air defense and command" vessels and, as such, are multirole by their design nature. They were born as part of a tri-nation initiative involving Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain and this begat the Sachsen-class, Provincien-class, and Alvaro de Bazan-class groups, respectively - each to use as many common parts and components as possible between them. The resulting Provincien-class is a powerful group by modern standards and all four ships continue in service.

As completed, HNLMS Tromp has a displacement of 6,050 tonnes under full load and a running length of 473.2 feet, a beam of 61.7 feet, and a draught of 17 feet. Power is through a COmbined Diesel-And-Gas (CODAG) arrangement involving 2 x Wartsila 16V26 marine diesel units outputting 6,800 horsepower for general cruising and 2 x Rolls-Royce Spey SM 1C gas turbines of 26,100 horsepower for dash actions. These drive power to 2 x Shafts under stern and provide the ship with a forward speed of 30 knots (in ideal conditions).

Aboard is a crew of 202 and includes an air arm to manage the single NHIndustries NH90 navy helicopter that is launched and retrieved from the stern helipad. Attached to this is a full-service hangar facility. Installed systems cover the gamut of usual processing units and sensors: air-search/surface-search, fire control, navigation, sonar and the like.

Armament is led by the single 127mm L/54 Dual-Purpose (DP) turreted deck gun over the forecastle. Up to 2 x "Goalkeeper" Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs) are installed as are up to 4 x 12.7mm Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs) and up to 6 x 7.62mm Medium Machine Guns (MMGs). Beyond this is a 40-cell Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) housing SM-2 IIIA series Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and Evolved Sea Sparrow SAMs. 8 x "Harpoon" Anti-Ship Missiles (ASMs) give a powerful, much-needed ranged punch against surface vessels and submarines can be countered through the 2 x Mk.32 Mod 9 twin torpedo tubes supporting the Raytheon Mk.46 Mod 5 torpedo family.

Design features of Tromp are consistent with modern warships: slab-sided hull superstructure blending well to the hull proper, reduced protrusions where possible, integrated forward and aft mast and low-profile smoke funnels. The rear section of the ship is taken up by the combination helipad-hangar.

For her part in recent naval history, HNLMS Tromp has seen active service in Pacific waters in 2006 and, in 2010, across the Indian Ocean to combat regional piracy threats there. In 2011, she was stationed off the Libyan shore to evacuate any remaining Dutch nationals caught up in the Libyan Civil War.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for HNLMS Tromp (F803).
CODAG (COmbined Diesel-And-Gas): 2 x Wartsila 16V26 marine diesel engines developing 6,800 horsepower each; 2 x Rolls-Royce Spey SM 1C gas turbines developing 26,100 horsepower each; 2 x Shafts.
30.0 kts
34.5 mph
Surface Speed
3,997 nm
4,600 miles | 7,403 km
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of HNLMS Tromp (F803).
473.2 ft
144.23 meters
O/A Length
61.7 ft
18.81 meters
17.0 ft
5.18 meters
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of HNLMS Tromp (F803).
1 x OTO-Melara 127mm /54 caliber Dual-Purpose (DP) turreted deck gun.
1 x 40-cell Mk.41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) with 32 x SM-21 IIIA and 32 x "Evolved Sear Sparrow" Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs).
8 x "Harpoon" Anti-Ship Missiles (ASMs).
2 x Mk.32 Mod 9 Twin Torpedo Tubes (Mk.46 Mod 5 torpedo family).
2 to 4 12.7mm Browning M2 Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs).
4 to 6 x FN MAG Medium Machine Guns (MMGs).
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of HNLMS Tromp (F803).
1 x NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift navy helicopter or similar.
Ships-in-Class (4)
Notable series variants as part of the HNLMS Tromp (F803) family line as relating to the De Zeven Provincien-class group.
HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802); HNLMS Tromp (F803); HNLMS De Ruyter (F804); HNLMS Evertsen (F805)
Global operator(s) of the HNLMS Tromp (F803). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the Netherlands

[ Netherlands ]
1 / 1
Image of the HNLMS Tromp (F803)
Image from the United States Department of Defense DVIDS imagery database.

Going Further...
HNLMS Tromp (F803) Guided-Missile Frigate appears in the following collections:
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks U.S. DoD Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols US 5-Star Generals WW2 Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes Global Firepower, WDMMA.org, WDMMW.org, and World War Next.

©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)