Saturday 3 December 2016

Dutch warship docked in Dublin Port - and public invited aboard this Saturday

Published 10/09/2015 | 20:58

Royal Navy Netherlands Navy HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802)
Pic: Michael Cassidy
Royal Navy Netherlands Navy HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) Pic: Michael Cassidy

A Dutch warship docked in Dublin Port will be open to all members of the public this Saturday.

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The air-defence and command frigate of the Royal Navy Netherlands Navy HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (F802) docked in Dublin Port earlier today for a three day visit.

According to afloat.ie, the Dutch ambassador has invited the general public to an open viewing and tour of the vessel on Saturday.

The Provincien carries missiles and weighs just over 6,000 tonnes.

Her design consists of sharp angular angles in keeping with its striking stealth technology which is designed to minimise radar detection.

The armament of the Provincien class frigate is listed as follows: Oto Breda 127mm cannon, Vertical Launch System (VLS) Mk 41 for Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) and Standard Missile (SM), Harpoon Missile (HM), Goalkeeper (rapid-fire gun), Mk. 46 Torpedo weapon system, NH-90 helicopter.

She is docked in berth no 35 between the West and East of Alexandra basins.

The tour begins at 11am on Saturday.

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