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HNLMS Luymes (A803)
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HNLMS Luymes during the Dutch Navy Days 2013
Career (Netherlands)
Name: HNLMS Luymes
Operator: Royal Netherlands Navy
Laid down: 25 June 2002
Commissioned: 3 June 2004
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,875 t (1,845 long tons; 2,067 short tons) [1]
Length: 75.0 m (246.1 ft) [1]
Beam: 13.1 m (43 ft) [1]
Draught: 4.0 m (13.1 ft) [1]
Propulsion: 2 Diesel engines 1564 hp [1]
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) [1]
Crew: 18 [1]
Armament: 2 machine guns 12.7 mm (optional)

HNLMS Luymes (A803) is a hydrographic survey vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy.[2] De Luymes has a sister ship: HNLMS Snellius (A-802).

HNLMS Luymes is named after the hydrographer Johan Lambertus Hendrikus Luymes (1869-1943) who was head of Hydrography 1920-1934.

The ship was built in the Netherlands from a Romanian built hull.[1]

The ships have different tasks: surveying the sea, operating as guard ship, representing the Netherlands at home and abroad, assisting maritime scientific surveys by the Ministry of Defence and assisting rescue operations.

The current Luymes is the third hydrographic vessel with this name[2] although the first ship of this name never entered service.

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