Queen of the Netherlands

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Queen of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands.jpg
Ship data
flag Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus Cyprus
Ship type Dredger
Callsign 5BGT2
home port Limassol
Shipyard Verolme Scheepswerf, Heusden
Build number 1030
Launch 1998
Ship dimensions and crew
230.71 m ( Lüa )
211.58 m ( Lpp )
width 32.0 m
Side height 15.90 m
Draft Max. 11.46 m
measurement 33,423 GT / 10,026 NRZ
crew 46 men
Machine system
machine 2 × Stork Wärtsilä diesel engines
performanceTemplate: Infobox ship / maintenance / service format
25,200 kW (34,262 hp)
18 kn (33 km / h)
propeller 2 × controllable pitch propellers
Transport capacities
Load capacity 59,168 dwt
Volume 35,500 m³
Classifications Bureau Veritas
IMO no. 9164031

The Queen of the Netherlands is one of the world's largest suction dredgers . With its extremely powerful suction pumps, the ship can suck up to 160 meters of water.

Ship data

The ship has a length of 230.71 meters and a width of 32 meters. The draft is up to 11.46 meters. The loading volume is 35,500 m³. The installed pumps have an output of 3 × 1000 kW and 2 × 6000 kW. A bow thruster with 2650 kW is installed as a maneuvering aid.

The ship reaches a speed of up to 18  knots and has 46 crew members on board during normal operation.


In addition to dredging work, the ship was used to salvage wreckage from Swissair Flight 111 that crashed in September 1998 . Investigations into the cause of the crash were carried out on the basis of the wreckage recovered by the Queen of the Netherlands .

Web links

Commons : Queen of the Netherlands  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files