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The Endurance-class landing platform docks are a class of ship serving in the Royal Navy and Royal Thai Navy. They were designed and built by Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine to replace the County-class tank landing ships. Four ships are in service in the Royal Navy and another in the Royal Thai Navy.

Specifications[]

  • Type: Landing Platform Dock
  • Service Period: 2000-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 462 feet 7 inches (141 meters)
    • Beam: 68 feet 11 inches (21 meters)
    • Draught: 16 feet 5 inches (5 meters)
    • Displacement: 6,400 tons (Standard); 8,400 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 65 (8 officers and 57 enlisted)
  • Installed Power: 4 × Ruston 6RK215 diesel generators, each producing 875 kW
  • Propulsion: 2 × Ruston 16RK 270 diesels, each producing 5,500 kW (7,400 hp), coupled to two Kamewa controllable-pitch propellers, 14,800 shp (11,00 kW)
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • IAI/ELTA EL/M-2238 S-Band 3D Air/Surface Search RDF
    • Kelvin Hughes Type 1007 I-Band Navigation RDF
    • CS Defense NAJIR 2000 electro-optronic director
  • Countermeasures:
    • RAFAEL RAN 1101 ECM/ESM Suite
    • 2 × GEC Marconi Marine Shield III 102 mm sextuple fixed chaff/decoy launcher
  • Armament:
    • 2 x Simbad Missile Launchers (fires Mistral AAMs)
    • 1 x Oto Melara 76 mm super rapid gun
    • 2 x Oerlikon 30mm/75-caliber autocannon
    • 4 x CIS 50MG 12.7 mm (0.50 in) HMGs
  • Aircraft Carried:
  • Aviation Facilities: Flight deck and enclosed hangar for up to 2 medium-lift helicopters
  • Boats Carried:
    • 4 × 13.11 meter (43 feet) Fast Craft Equipment & Utility (FCEU) on davits
    • 2 × 25 meter (82 feet) Fast Craft Utility (FCU) inside well deck
  • Capacity: 18 tanks, 20 vehicles and bulk cargo
  • Troops: 350-500

Unit Run[]

Royal Navy[]

  • HMS Endurance (L14)
  • HMS Resolute (L15)
  • HMS Persistence (L16)
  • HMS Endeavour (L17)

Royal Thai Navy[]

  • HTMS Angthong (LPD-791)
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