Rotterdam class amphibious transport dock

Rotterdam class amphibious transport dock

The Rotterdam class is a Landing Platform Dock or LPD amphibious warfare ship of the Dutch Navy with a large helicopter deck and a dock for large landing craft. Her pennant number is L800 and the size is 166 meters length and displacement 12,750 tonnes. HNLMS "Rotterdam" was launched in 1997 and a second LPD, HNLMS "Johan de Witt" was launched in February 2007. "Johan de Witt" is equipped with command and control facilities. The class was a joint design between the Netherlands and Spain. The two ships of the Spanish "Galicia"-class are the Galicia (commissioned in 1998) and the Castilla (2001).

ee also

*List of ship launches in 1997
*List of ship commissionings in 1998

External links

* [http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/rotterdam/ Naval-technology.com]


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