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HNLMS Zeeland (P841)
File:Hr.Ms. ZEELAND (14973383978).jpg
HNLMS Zeeland in Rotterdam at the 2014 World Port Days
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Zeeland
Namesake: Zeeland
Builder: Damen Group
Laid down: 8 December 2008
Launched: 2 February 2010
Commissioned: 23 August 2013
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Holland-class offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: approx. 3,750 tonnes (3,690 long tons; 4,130 short tons) full load
Length: 108.4 m (355 ft 8 in)
Beam: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
Draught: 4.55 m (14 ft 11 in)
  • 2x MAN 12V28/33D diesel engines (5460KW each)
Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Endurance: 21 days[1]
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 1 × Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)
  • 2 × Fast Raiding Interception and Special Forces Craft (FRISC)
Complement: 54 (+ additional space for 40)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Thales Integrated Mast
  • SeaMaster 400 SMILE non-rotating air warning radar
  • SeaWatcher 100 active phased array surface detection and tracking radar
  • GateKeeper Electro-optical 360° surveillance system
  • Guns:
  • 1 × 76 mm (3.0 in) Oto Melara Super Rapid
  • 1 × 30 mm (1.2 in) Oto Melara Marlin WS
  • 2 × 12.7 mm (0.50 in) Oto Melara Hitrole NT
  • 6 × 7.62 mm (0.300 in) FN MAG machine guns
  • Aircraft carried: 1 x NH90 helicopter[2]
    Aviation facilities: fully equipped hangar and flight deck for one medium-sized helicopter

    HNLMS Zeeland is the second ship of the Holland-class offshore patrol vessels of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was originally designed to fulfill patrol and intervention tasks against lightly armed opponents, such as pirates and smugglers. However, she also has very advanced electronic and radar surveillance capabilities which are used for military stabilisation and security roles, short of outright war. Without sonar or long range weapons, it utilizes the surveillance capabilities of the Thales integrated mast, which integrates communication systems and two 4-faced phased arrays for air and surface search.[3] Zeeland was the second ship of the Holland-class offshore patrol vessels to enter service.[3]

    On 6 February 2014, Zeeland rescued seven of the eleven passengers of a turned over boat while it was on its way to the Dutch Caribbean to fullfill patrol duties. Three of the eleven passengers died before Zeeland spotted the boat, one of the passengers was missing.[4]

    Zeeland and Pelikaan had an important role in the emergency assistance to Sint Maarten, St Eustatius and Saba after hurricane Irma had hit the island in September 2017.[5]


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