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Dutch warship TROMP

Tromp doing a boat transfer plymoth sound during FOST sea training

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Nice picture Andrew. She reminds me a bit of HMS Daring, both quite big vessels, but its only when you see the crew onboard you get an idea of how large they are.

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They have to make them twice the normal size to incorporate all the gizmo's and geegaws required to reflect a radar image of a vessel half their size.[=P]
 

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At least the Dutch realise the Importance of CIWS, nice goalkeeper sat on the hanger roof!
 

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maybe so, but I think they never got round to installing the 2nd Goalkeeper at the bridge! Budget cuts I would guess...

Otherwise hugely impressive and very capable vessels IMHO, pity we got only 4 of them. There was a discussion a while ago about arming them with Tomahawks (the Americans were pushing the Dutch for that). Didn't happen, again mostly due to budget reasons (and probably also some political parties not too keen on seeing these ships bombard Iraq/Afghanistan under American oversight).

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