In February Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands christened and launched the first of a new class of offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Dutch Navy. Dubbed the Holland, this new patrol ship is the first of four vessels ordered in late 2007. At least three additional Holland-class units, to be named Zeeland, Friesland, and Groningen, are planned to enter service by 2013. Each ship is built in sections, with work being shared between Damen Schelde's shipyards in Vlissingen, Netherlands; and Galati, Romania. Displacing some 3,750 tons, the ships are quite large by patrol standards and are heavier than either the Dutch Karel Doorman - class frigates or U.S. Coast Guard Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters. The Holland class will have a range of 5,000 nautical miles when cruising at 15 knots, with a top speed of around 22 knots. Though the vessels will carry an advanced active phased-array radar system, the planned armament fit excludes antiship or surface-to-air missiles, instead relying entirely on guns, including a single 76-mm and several smaller-caliber weapons. Two rigid-hull inflatable boats and a single NH-90 helicopter will also be carried.