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Netherlands unveils new combat support ship design

Summary The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) on 9 November unveiled the design of its future combat support ship
The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) on 9 November unveiled the design of its future combat support ship (CSS), which will be the service's first ship called Den Helder.
3D animation of the RNLN's future CSS Den Helder.Photo by: Dutch MoD
The ship will carry fuel, ammunition, and other supplies and will have room on its upper deck for containers. It will have two replenishment at-sea rigs, a helicopter deck and hangar, and will carry two fast raiding, interception, and special forces craft (FRISC) and two rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs), with various self-defence weapons.
The CSS will be built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and is scheduled to be delivered in 2023.