NL Holland class (OPV)



Corvette Holland class (OPV)

Classified as Oceangoing Patrol Vessel ( instead of the more common Offshore Patrol Vessels ) by the Dutch Navy, they are tasked with coast guard duties. They are frigate size ships with limited armament but with great sensor/radar capacity and a much smaller crew


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3750full load (tn)
108length (m)
16beam (m)
4.55draught (m)
5000range (nm)
21max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Naval Gun single 30 mm


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    Typical Max
NL Dutch Navy NHI NH90 NFH 11
NL Dutch Navy Westland Lynx 01

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NL Damen Schelde - 4

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NLRoyal Netherlands NavyP840Hr.Ms. HollandPAVA - HL2011--
NLRoyal Netherlands NavyP842Hr.Ms. FrieslandPAVC - FR2013--
NLRoyal Netherlands NavyP841Hr.Ms. ZeelandPAVB - ZL2013--
NLRoyal Netherlands NavyP843Zr. Ms. GroningenPAVD - GR2013--

4 units


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2008-dec-8Laid downNL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland
2009-oct-5Laid downNL P841 Hr.Ms. Zeeland
2009-nov-26Laid downNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland
2010-feb-2LaunchedNL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland DSNS Yard No 408
2010-apr-9Laid downNL P843 Zr. Ms. Groningen
2010-oct-20LaunchedNL P841 Hr.Ms. Zeeland DSNS Yard No 409
2010-nov-4LaunchedNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland DSNS Yard No 410
2011-mar-30HomeportNL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland first arrival Den Helder
2011-apr-21LaunchedNL P843 Zr. Ms. Groningen DSNS Yard No 411
2011-jul-1HomeportNL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland naval days 2011 (marinedagen) embarked NH-90 N-175
2012-mar-20NL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland homeport
2012-jul-6CommissionedNL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland
2012-dec-8AircraftNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland with sister Groningen near RM Tamar, UK for FOST training with Belgian Alouette III M-3 onboard.
2012-dec-8TrialsNL P843 Zr. Ms. Groningen in UK with Belgian Alouette III and sister Friesland for FOST training
2013-jan-22CommissionedNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland
2013-aug-23CommissionedNL P841 Hr.Ms. Zeeland
2013-sep-8Port VisitNL P843 Zr. Ms. Groningen at London, DESi military equipment exhibition
2014-mar-24AircraftNL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland NSS 2014 Embarked NH90 N-277 860Sqn.
2014-mar-24AircraftNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland NSS 2014 embarked NH90 N-258 860Sqn.
2014-mar-31DeploymentNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2014-mar-31DeploymentNL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2014-jun-6DeploymentNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland BALTOPS 14 participated with BALTOPS 2014
2014-aug-3DeploymentNL P840 Hr.Ms. Holland Departed Netherlands for 4 month Caribbean anti-narcotics deployment. To relieve ZrMs Groningen, on station.
2015-apr-11DeploymentNL P843 Zr. Ms. Groningen Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-may-31Port VisitNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland transited Plymouth Sound for Devonport
2015-novDeploymentNL P843 Zr. Ms. Groningen Combined Task Force 150 Off Somalia for Operation Atalanta with NH90 N-318
2017-sep-9DeploymentNL P841 Hr.Ms. Zeeland Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria Relief Operations Attended St Maarten in Caribbean prior to arrival of Hurricane Jose. Operating with NH-90 N-325.
2019-feb-21Port VisitNL P843 Zr. Ms. Groningen Visited Devonport, UK with NH90 N-088 ranged on deck during arrival.
2019-mar-30DeploymentNL P842 Hr.Ms. Friesland Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 Visiting Glasgow, for early part of JW19-1
2019-sep-8Port VisitNL P841 Hr.Ms. Zeeland At RVD for DSEI 2019. Ship open to visitors. Thanks to Lt Cdr D Turnout and the ships company for hosting Departed early morning of 16 Sep.
2019-decNL P841 Hr.Ms. Zeeland visiting New York,

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