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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Dutch landing platform dock (LPD) Zr.Ms. Rotterdam (L800) 1998-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 April 2017

Ordered on 25 April 1994, laid down on 25 January 1998, launched on 22 February 1997 and commissioned on 15 April 1998. An amphibious transport or landing platform dock able to transport a complete battalion marines (611) with equipment. Enforcer-design as a result of a Dutch-Spanish project. MMSI 246700000. Loaded displacement and as dimensions 166 x 25 x 5,9 (medium) metres. Speed 20 knots. Crew numbers 153 men. Armament consists f 2 Goalkeeper CIWS systems, 4/10-12,7mm machineguns and maximum 6 helicopters, 4 LCU or 6 LCVP’s.