The hull of the ship for the Royal Netherlands Navy - HNLMS Karel Doorman - was produced in Galati, Romania and passed through the Bosporus - photos


2013-07-26 - a very special hull passed through the Bosporus, reported Cem Devrim Yaylalı, turkishnavy.net.

The tug Eide Wrestler was towing the hull of the future multi-function support ship for amphibious operation, HNLMS Karel Doorman. Her hull was produced in Damen shipyard in Galati, Romania. Her final outfitting and installation of the weapon systems will take place in the Netherlands.

According to Wikipedia, she will have the same sensor suite as the Holland class OPV’s and she will be able to carry  approx 8000 m3 of fuel, more than 1000 m3 of helicopter fuel, approx 450 m3 of potable water and approx 400 tonnes of ammunition and other supplies.

Photo: Cem Devrim Yaylalı, Istanbul

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The Karel Doorman is a multi-function support ship for amphibious operations currently under construction for the Royal Netherlands Navy, in service date of 2015. With 204.7 meters it will be the largest ship in service in the Netherlands navy. The ship will replace both HNLMS Zuiderkruis and HNLMS Amsterdam Replenishment oilers. It was built at the Damen yard in Galati, Romania. On 22 july 2013 the ship left Galati, Romania towed to Vlissingen, The Netherlands where final outfitting and installation of the weapon systems will take place.

Photo: Cem Devrim Yaylalı, Istanbul

For maritime support the ship will have two Replenishment-At-Sea masts, the holding capacity of approx 8000 m3 of fuel, more than 1000 m3 of helicopter fuel, approx 450 m3 of potable water and approx 400 tonnes of ammunition and other supplies.

Photo: Cem Devrim Yaylalı, Istanbul

The JLSS has 2000 lane meters for transport of material such as vehicles or containers. It has an elevator and crane for up to 40 tons, a roll on/roll off facility for vehicles, and a steel beach stern construction for accommodating cargo transfer via landing craft. The ship can also carry two Landing craft.

For sea-basing operations it will have large helicopter deck with landing spots for operating two Chinooks simultaneously, and a hangar with a storage capacity of up to 6 medium sized helicopters, including NH90 and AH-64D Apache.

The ship can accommodate up to 300 personnel, of which 159 are the ship's crew. It also has command rooms for war staffs and a large hospital facility with 20 treatment areas, and two surgery rooms. Also further large areas for evacuees or prisoners can be arranged.

The armament of the JLSS is bigger than that of the LPD's and replenishers, but is still primarely for self-defence. In high-risk operations the ship will require additional protection from frigates or destroyers.

Two Goalkeeper CIWS systems protect the ship against incoming missiles and aircraft at short range, while two Oto Melara Marlin WS 30mm rapid cannons provide force-protection against small surface targets such as high speed boats. The ship is also equipped with 4 Oto Melara Hitrole NT 12.7mm guns. The same weaponry has been chosen for the Holland class offshore patrol vessels. All weapon systems of the JLSS are remote-controlled from theoperations and command room.

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