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.
Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.
Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.
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.
Offshore Patrol Vessels (4)
Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.
Amphibious Assault (3)
Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.
Johan de Witt
Joint Support Ship