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HNLMS Snellius (A802)
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HNLMS Snellius entering Scheveningen port
Career (Netherlands)
Name: HNLMS Snellius
Operator: Royal Netherlands Navy
Laid down: 25 June 2002
Commissioned: 20 February 2003
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 Snellius (A802) is a hydrographic survey vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy.[2] De Snellius has a sister ship: HNLMS Luymes (A-803).

HNLMS Snellius is named after the mathematician Willebrord Snellius who contributed a lot to hydrography.

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 Snellius is the third hydrographic vessel with this name.[3]

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