She was officially classified as a submarine hunter (onderzeebootjager), but was so close to contemporary destroyers in terms of her specifications that both allies and potential opponents of the Netherlands used this designation. Friesland served in the Navy for more than 20 years and took part in a number of important diplomatic missions.
Protected cruiser (Pantserdekschip) HNLMS Gelderland was a Holland-class cruiser of the Royal Netherlands Navy. This class, of six ships, was considered a modest, but well thought-out design. At a speed of 10 knots the radius of action would have been 8000 miles, the two triple expansion engines could generate a maximum speed of 19,5 knots.
Trapped in the Far East by the over-run of the Netherlands and by the occupancy of the Netherlands East Indies. Tromp's destiny lay in the Indian Ocean and Pacific onslaughts. The ship became one of the highest decorated Dutch warships of World War 2. Often referred to as 'The Ghost Ship', the crew preferred to call her 'The Lucky Ship', since she was no less than five times claimed to be sunk.
The ships of the Oliver Hazzard Perry class were designed in the United States in the mid-1970's as general-purpose escort vessels inexpensive enough to be bought in large quantities to replace older ships. Intended to protect amphibious landing forces, supply and replenishment groups, and merchant convoys from submarines, they also later were part of battleship-centric groups and aircraft carrier battle groups/strike groups.
HMCS Haida was a destroyer of the Tribal-class serving in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from 1943-1963. During World War II, Haida sank more enemy surface tonnage than any other Canadian warship. In the Korean War the ship did two tours of duty.
Nowadays she is the only surviving Tribal-class destroyer out of 27 units that were constructed between 1937-1945 for the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Navy.
The two ships of the Jacob van Heemskerck class of the Royal Netherlands Navy were built as specialized air defence frigates. A development of the Standard type. Paid off after twenty years service transferred to the Chilean Navy and since 2005 / 2006 commissioned units of the Almirante Latorre class.