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HNLMS Eendracht (AA 803)

HNLMS Eendracht (AA 803) with two LCVPs in the Gulf of Aden on August 13th, 2013.

The Kijkduin-class is a Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warfare ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The class was the result of a joint project between the Netherlands and Spain, which resulted in the Enforcer design. The ships are equipped with a large helicopter deck for helicopter operations and a dock for large landing craft. The ships have a complete Class II hospital, including an operating theater and intensive care facilities. A surgical team can be stationed on board. The ship also has a desalination system enabling it to convert seawater into drinking water.

The Kijkduin-class is 580 feet in length and displaces 16,840 tons.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Amphibious Transport Dock
  • Service Period: 1998-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 580 feet (176.78 meters)
    • Beam: 82 feet (25 meters)
    • Draft: 19 feet (5.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 16,841 tons
  • Capacity: 611 marines and 130 APCs or 33 MBTs
  • Crew: 128
  • Endurance: 42 days
  • Propulsion: 4 x Stork Wärtsilä 12SW28 diesel generators at 14.6 MW, 4 x Holec electric motor (two in tandem per shaft) at 12 MW, 2 shafts, bow thruster
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 kilometers) at 12 knots (22.22 km/h)
  • Speed: 19 knots (35.19 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Signaal DA08 air / surface search RDF
    • IRSCAN
    • SATCOM
    • Link 11
    • JMCIS
  • Countermeasures:
    • 4 x Nulka decoy system
    • 4 x Sea Gnat
    • Rheinmetall MASS
    • surface Ship Torpedo Defence System
  • Armament:
    • 2 x Goalkeeper CIWS guns
    • 4 x Oerlikon Contraves 20 mm machine guns
  • Aviation Facilities: Hangar for 6 x AgustaWestland Lynx or NH-90 helicopter and stern helicopter flight deck
  • Boats Carried: 6 x LCU or 4 x LCVP or 2 x LCAC

Unit RunEdit

  • HNLMS Kijkduin (AA 802)
  • HNLMS Eendracht (AA 803)

See AlsoEdit

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