Monday, January 19, 2009

Rotterdam class Landing Platform Dock lpd Netherlands

The Dutch Navy Rotterdam class LPD is a Landing Platform Dock oramphibious warfare ship with a large helicopter deck and a dock for large landing craft. Lead ship was HNLMS Rotterdam L800, and was launched in 1997. The second ship HNLMS Johan de Witt l801, was launched in February 2007. Johan de Witt is equipped with command and control facilities.

Length: 162.2m (Rotterdam), 176.35m (Johann de Witt)
Beam: 25.0 m
Draft: 5.8 m
Propulsion: Diesel-electric system
4 x Stork Wartsila 12SW28 diesel generators at 14.6 MW
4 x Holec electric motor (two in tandem per shaft) at 12 MW
2 shafts
bow thruster
Speed: 19 knots
Range: 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kt
Endurance: 6 weeks
Boats and landing
craft carried: 6 x LCU or 4 x LCVP (HNLMS Johan de Witt can accommodate 2 LCACs)
Capacity: 170 armoured personnel carriers or 33 main battle tanks
Troops: 611 marines
Crew: 128
Sensors and
processing systems: DA08 air / surface search

Electronic warfare
and decoys: 4 x Sippican Hycor SRBOC MK36 launcher
1 x AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy

Armament: 2 x Goalkeeper CIWS guns

10 x Oerlikon Contraves 20 mm machine guns
Aviation facilities: Hangar for 6 x AgustaWestland Lynx or NH-90 helicopter and stern helicopter flight deck


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