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#3442 HNLMS De Ruyter (F804) - Sail Amsterdam 2015 (Holland)

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His Netherlands Majesty's Ship "De Ruyter" (F804) from the Royal Netherlands Navy
at the Sail In parade from IJmuiden to Amsterdam (North Sea Canal), Sail Amsterdam 2015 (Holland)
Also notice the HNLMS "Rotte" (A877), a Dutch Navy tugboat to escort the HNLMS "De Ruyter" (F804) to Amsterdam.

HNLMS "De Ruyter" (F804) is the third "De Zeven Provinciën" class frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy. She was laid down in 2000,
launched in 2002, and commissioned in 2004. The frigate is named after the famous Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter (1607–1676).

An international prefix for Dutch Navy ships is HNLMS (His/Her Netherlands Majesty's Ship). The Dutch Navy itself uses the prefixes
Zr. Ms. (Zijner Majesteits, His Majesty's) when a king is on the throne, and Hr. Ms. (Harer Majesteits, Her Majesty's) when there is a queen.

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