HNLMS Tromp (1973)

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F801 Tromp ca 1995.jpg
Name: Tromp
Builder: KM de Schelde, Vlissingen
Laid down: 4 August 1971
Launched: 3 June 1973
Commissioned: 3 October 1975
Decommissioned: 1999
Fate: Broken up
General characteristics
Type: Tromp class
  • 3,665 long tons (3,724 t) standard
  • 4,308 long tons (4,377 t) full load
Length: 133.2 m (437 ft 0 in)
Beam: 14.8 m (48 ft 7 in)
Draught: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)
  • 28 knots (32 mph; 52 km/h) maximum
  • 18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h) cruising
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Complement: 306
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar SPS-01, WM-25, SPG-51C
  • Sonar CWE-610, type 162
Aircraft carried: 1 × Westland Lynx helicopter
Aviation facilities: 1 helicopter pad & hangar

HNLMS Tromp (F801) (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Tromp) was a frigate of the Tromp class. The ship was in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy from 1975 to 1999. The frigate was named after Dutch naval hero Tromp. The ship's radio call sign was "PADE".[1]

Service history[edit]

HNLMS Tromp was one of two Tromp-class frigates and was built at the KM de Schelde in Vlissingen. The keel laying took place on 4 August 1971 and the launching on 3 June 1973. The ship was put into service on 3 October 1975.[1]

In July 1978 Tromp, together with the frigates Van Nes, Van Galen, the destroyers Holland, Zeeland, the submarine Dolfijn and the replenishment ship Poolster visited New York in commemoration of the city’s 200 years anniversary.[2]

On 12 March 1979 she and the frigate Kortenaer, the destroyer Drenthe and the replenishment ship Poolster departed for a trip to the Far East to show the flag.[3]

The ship was part off NATO STANAVFORLANT '86 for which it was sent to North America. During de trip a fire broke out in the engine room. In 1986 the future King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander would also serve aboard the ship.[4]

8 February 1982 the ship together with the frigates Callenburgh, Van Speijk, Piet Hein, the destroyer Overijssel and replenishment ship Zuiderkruis departed from Den Helder for a trip to the USA to show the flag and for 200 years diplomatic relations. The ships returned to Den Helder on 19 May 1982.[5]

In 1996 she made a trip to Norway with the frigates Jacob van Heemskerck, Willem van der Zaan, Bloys van Treslong and the replenishment ship Amsterdam.[6]

In 1999 the vessel was decommissioned and later scrapped.[4]


  1. ^ a b "". Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Poolster bevoorradingsschip". Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. ^ " :: Maritieme kalender 1979". Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Tromp klasse/ Geleide-wapenfregatten". 20 May 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ " :: Maritieme kalender 1982". Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Kortenaer klasse (S-)fregatten". 26 February 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2018.