×
Current Global Rankings United States Navy Chinese Navy British Navy Australian Navy French Navy Canadian Navy Japanese Navy

Royal Netherlands Navy (2022)


Current Active Inventory: 22 Fleet Units


Netherlands National Flag Graphic


Last Updated: 12/31/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org


The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Royal Netherlands Navy (2022). 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.




Total Units: 22
[ Tap Anywhere to Close ]
[ Tap Anywhere to Close ]


TvR:
37.3
True Value Rating takes into account current strengths/weaknesses, matched against the highest-rated service (the USN yields a top rating of 323.9).
Global Rank:
27/33
A total of 33 naval services from 33 nations currently tracked. Current Ranking.
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.
SUPPLIERS:
National flag of the Netherlands
HULL PREFIX:
"HNLMS"
ESTABLISHED:
1488
534 yrs ago
as the "Royal Netherlands Navy"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
22.0
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15 yrs

16 to 25 yrs

26 to 30 yrs

>30 yrs


Age plays a vital role in the life of any warship as hulls and various onboard technologies are pushed to the limit, ultimately exposed to the corrosive and generally unforgiving effects of life at sea. Such degradation often leads to modernizations, refits, or outright retirement. Our color gauge attempts to showcase a vessel's current state within the fleet, helping to detail those outgoing vessels against those at the midway point of their service or those just having been commissioned.




Submarines (4)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
30yrs
Walrus
S802
Walrus-class
32yrs
Zeeleeuw
S803
Walrus-class
29yrs
Dolfijn
S808
Walrus-class
28yrs
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
 
20yrs
D.Z. Provincien
F802
D.Z. Provincien-class
19yrs
Tromp
F803
D.Z. Provincien-class
18yrs
De Ruyter
F804
D.Z. Provincien-class
17yrs
Evertsen
F805
D.Z. Provincien-class
29yrs
Van Amstel
F831
Karel Doorman-class

Total Units: 5 (23%)


NOTES: Van Spejik F828 of the two-strong 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
 
37yrs
Makkum
M857
Alkmaar-class
36yrs
Schiedam
M860
Alkmaar-class
36yrs
Urk
M861
Alkmaar-class
35yrs
Zierikzee
M862
Alkmaar-class
33yrs
Vlaardingen
M863
Alkmaar-class
33yrs
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
 
10yrs
Holland
P840
Holland-class
9yrs
Zeeland
P841
Holland-class
9yrs
Friesland
P842
Holland-class
9yrs
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
 
24yrs
Rotterdam
L800
Rotterdam-class
15yrs
Johan de Witt
L801
Rotterdam-class
7yrs
Karel Doorman
A833
Joint Support Ship

Total Units: 3 (14%)


Related Naval Powers...


National flag graphic
Belgian Navy


Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies


2022 Overall Ranking Ranked by Hull Age WDMMA.org Aircraft Inventories


National flag of Argentina National flag of Australia National flag of Bangladesh National flag of Belgium National flag of Brazil National flag of Canada National flag of China National flag of Egypt National flag of France National flag of Germany National flag of Greece National flag of India National flag of Indonesia National flag of Iran National flag of Italy National flag of Japan National flag of the Netherlands National flag of North Korea National flag of Pakistan National flag of Portugal National flag of Russia National flag of Saudi Arabia National flag of Singapore National flag of South Africa National flag of South Korea National flag of Spain National flag of Sweden National flag of Taiwan National flag of Thailand National flag of Turkey National flag of Ukraine National flag of the United Kingdom (Britain) National flag of the United States


www.WDMMW.org • Content ©2021- WDMMW.org • All Rights Reserved. The WDMMW.org logo, its written content, and watermarked photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and is protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. This resource uses publically-released imagery from the US DoD, the Russian MoD, the Chinese MoD, the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and others as well as manufacturer marketing photos - no endorsement of this site by these parties/entities should be implied. Illustrations of products are copyright WDMMW.org (and are marked as such) and not for reuse/republication. Information found across this site, verified through publicly available sources, is assumed to be accurate at the time of publication.Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world and MilitaryFactory.com, the definitive global defense reference. WDMMW.org is a sister site to WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft. This site contact: militaryfactory at gmail dot com.

www.WDMMW.org • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2021-