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The Balikpapan-class is a ship class of nine heavy landing craft. All nine were originally laid down by Walkers Limited for the Australian Army in the early 1970s. A reorganization of watercraft responsibilities in the Australian military meant the landing craft were to be operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), with eight commissioned directly into RAN service during 1973 and 1974, and lead ship Balikpapan transferred from the army to the navy.

In the 2010s, the Philippines built a modernized variant of the Balikpapan-class named BRP Ivatan and BRP Batak with three more starting construction in August 2015.

Unit Run[]

Royal Australian Navy[]

  • HMAS Balikpapan (L126)
  • HMAS Brunei (L127)
  • HMAS Labuan (L128)
  • HMAS Tarakan (L129)
  • HMAS Wewak (L130)
  • HMAS Salamaua (L131)
  • HMAS Buna (L132)
  • HMAS Betano (L133)
  • HMAS Lakekamu (L134)

Philippine Navy[]

  • BRP Ivatan
  • BRP Batak