His Netherlands Majesty's Ship "Zeeland" (P841) from the Royal Netherlands Navy
at the Sail In parade from IJmuiden to Amsterdam (North Sea Canal), Sail Amsterdam 2015 (Holland)
Notice the NHIndustries NH90 (N-317) helicopter on the flight deck at the stern of the vessel?
HNLMS "Zeeland" (P841) is a Holland-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV, also known as Ocean Patrol Vessel or Oceangoing Patrol Vessel) of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN). She was laid down on 5 October 2009, launched on 20 November 2010 and commissioned on 23 August 2013.
She was built at the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The vessels are designed for global use, in particular to be deployed to the Caribbean region, the South China Sea and the North Sea. They have the capability to carry out missions such as anti-piracy and blockade duties, and also can be used for emergency transport. They are constructed with heavier mild steel and armour, which results in a more robust ship of greater weight, than the previous M-class frigates. This patrol vessels was named after the Dutch province "Zeeland"
because of its historical maritime importance.
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.
- Matthijs van Wageningen
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- Wednesday 19 August 2015
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