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Hr. Ms. Van Heemskerck
The air defence frigate Van Heemskerck were build in The Netherlands for the Royal Dutch navy. The Van Heemskerck came in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1986. The Dutch navy had two of these ships. Air defence frigates are specially designed to shoot down threats like enemy airplanes and can also be used to intercept cruise missiles. They are also able to destroy other surface ships.
The ships has a length of 130.5 meter, a width of 14.6 meter, a draught
of 6.2 meters. The ship has 2 Rolls-royce Olympus gasturbines of each
37.941kW and two Rolls Royce Tyne gasturbines of each 7.382kW. The maximum
speed is 20 knots. The crew consists of 200 sailors and officers.
|Last updated: August 16, 2010|