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HNLMS Tromp (F803)


Guided-Missile Frigate (2003)


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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.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
2003

Origin
Netherlands national flag graphic
Netherlands

Status
COMMISSIONED
In Active Service.
Complement
174
PERSONNEL


Class
De Zeven Provincien-class
Number-in-Class
4
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802); HNLMS Tromp (F803); HNLMS De Ruyter (F804); HNLMS Evertsen (F805)


National flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore Operation
Activities conducted near shorelines in support of allied activities.
Land-Attack
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
473.2 ft
144.23 m
Beam
61.7 ft
18.81 m
Draught
17.0 ft
5.18 m
Displacement
6,050
tons


Installed Power: 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.
Surface Speed
30.0 kts
(34.5 mph)
Range
3,997 nm
(4,600 mi | 7,403 km)


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).


Supported Types


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(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
1 x NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift navy helicopter or similar.


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