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Royal Netherlands Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 22 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Royal Netherlands Navy (2024). The service currently counts 22 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.

Updated: 8/17/2022 | © www.WDMMW.org




Total Hulls: 22

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TvR
37.3
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
28 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 4 units
Fleet Core: 15 units
Amphib Asslt: 3 units
Force Balance

FAIR

Fleet focuses on a portion of basic requirements though generally lacking in key areas.

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National flag of the Netherlands
Hull Prefix
"HNLMS"
Established
1488
(536 yrs ago)
as the "Royal Netherlands Navy"
Median Hull Age
24.0
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Submarines (4)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
32yrs
Walrus
S802
Walrus-class
34yrs
Zeeleeuw
S803
Walrus-class
31yrs
Dolfijn
S808
Walrus-class
30yrs
Bruinvis
S810
Walrus-class

Total Units: 4 (18%)




Frigates (5)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
22yrs
D.Z. Provincien
F802
D.Z. Provincien-class
21yrs
Tromp
F803
D.Z. Provincien-class
20yrs
De Ruyter
F804
D.Z. Provincien-class
19yrs
Evertsen
F805
D.Z. Provincien-class
31yrs
Van Amstel
F831
Karel Doorman-class

Total Units: 5 (23%)


NOTES: Van Spejik F828 of the two-strong (originally eight) Karel Doorman-class was laid up in 2021, essentially out-of-service.




Mine Warfare (6)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
39yrs
Makkum
M857
Alkmaar-class
38yrs
Schiedam
M860
Alkmaar-class
38yrs
Urk
M861
Alkmaar-class
37yrs
Zierikzee
M862
Alkmaar-class
35yrs
Vlaardingen
M863
Alkmaar-class
35yrs
Willemstad
M864
Alkmaar-class

Total Units: 6 (27%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (4)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
12yrs
Holland
P840
Holland-class
11yrs
Zeeland
P841
Holland-class
11yrs
Friesland
P842
Holland-class
11yrs
Groningen
P843
Holland-class

Total Units: 4 (18%)




Amphibious Assault (3)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
26yrs
Rotterdam
L800
Rotterdam-class
17yrs
Johan de Witt
L801
Rotterdam-class
9yrs
Karel Doorman
A833
Joint Support Ship

Total Units: 3 (14%)


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