Commissioned in 2011 she is one of four Holland Class Class ships constructed by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen. The total cost of all four vessels was €467.8m.
The ships are built to a modern 'stealth' design that reduces the ability of hostile radar systems to detect them.
She has a tonnage of 3,750 is 108.4m long, 16m beam with a draught of 4.55m. Her propulsion system is a combined electric or diesel (CODELOD) system driving a pair of 3.2m diameter controllable pitch propellers. This gives a top speed of 21.5 knots and a range of 5000 nautical miles at 15 knots.
The ship's complement is 50 with accommodation for up to 40 other personnel.
Her armament consists of a 76mm/62 caliber Oto-Melara Super rapid Gun, a 30mm Oto-Melara MARLIN WS (Modular Advanced Remotely Controlled Lightweight Naval Weapon Station), two 12.7 mm Oto-Melara Hitrole NT, two 12,7 mm Browning M2HB MG and six 7.62 mm FN MG.
The ships also carry two Fast Raiding Interception Special Forces Craft (FRISC) each having a top speed exceeding 40 knots.
A stern flight deck and hanger is able to accommodate a NH-90 helicopter.
Barrel length is 4.72m and the weapon weighs approximately 7.5 tons.
It is highly manouverable being able to traverse 360 degrees and elevate from -15 degrees up to +85 degrees.
With a 85 round magazine its rate of fire is 120 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 925 m/s and range of 30,000m.