Galicia class landing platform dock

Galicia class landing platform dock

The "Galicia "class are two 13,900t logistic support ships built in Ferrol, are a class of Landing Platform Dock or LPD amphibious warfare ships with a large helicopter deck and a dock for large landing craft. The result of a joint initiative with the Netherlands and Spain and similar to the Royal Netherlands Navy "Rotterdam" (L800) and "Johan de Witt" (L801). The SPS Galicia (L51) was commissioned in 1998 and the SPS Castilla (L52) in 2000. The British Royal Navy operate 4 similar, larger vessels of the Bay class.

The Galicia and the Castilla are based at the Rota naval base in Spain.


Type: Landing dock

Length: 166.20 m

Beam: 25.00 m

Draft: 5.80 m

Displacement: 12.750 tonnes full load

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 MW2 shaftsbow thruster

Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 12 ktMaximum Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h)


DA08 air / surface searchIRSCANSATCOM, Link 11, JMCIS


4 Sippican Hycor SRBOC MK36 launcher1 AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoyIndra SLQ-380 Aldebarán


1 or 2 Meroka 2B CIWS guns2 Oerlikon Contraves 20 mm machine guns

Hangar for 4 SH-3 sea king or 6 AgustaWestland Lynx or NH-90 helicopter


Endurance: 6 weeks

Complement: 128 + 611 marines. The ships can transport 600 fully equipped soldiers or 170 APCs or 33 MBTs.Boats: 6 LCU's or 4 LCVP's

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