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HNLMS Johan de WittNetherlands

HNLMS Johan de Witt is the second Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warfare ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship, displacing 16,800 tons, was launched in February 2007.  HNLMS Johan de Witt was build by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding.

Displacing 16,800 tonnes (full load), it is 176 meters long and is capable of a top speed of 19 knots.

The ship is equipped with a large helicopter deck for helicopter operations and a dock for largelanding craft. It can carry 6 NH 90 helicopters or 4 Chinook helicopters. It has a well dock for two landing craft utility and it carries 4 davit-launched LCVPs. The dock is wide enough to support two LCACs.

FGS HessenGermany

FGS Hessen is a ship of the Sachsen class. The ship is 132.15 meters (433.6 ft) long at the waterline and 143 m (469 ft) long overall. FGS Hessen has a beam of 17.44 m (57.2 ft) and a draft of 5 m (16 ft), though the draft increases to 7 m (23 ft) at the sonar array in the bulbous bow. The Frigates displace 5,690 long tons (5,780 t) at full load. The frigates have a crew of 38 officers, 64 petty officers, and 140 enlisted sailors. They have accommodations for an additional thirteen officers and sailors as part of a squadron commander’s staff, and they have crew provisions for female sailors. The ship can remain at sea for 21 days at a time.

FGS BerlinGermany

The Berlin is an auxiliary ship and the first of three ships of the Berlin-Class. It was ordered on  15th October 1997 and commissioned in 2001 . The ship is designed to support multi-national operations abroad.

The Ship embarks two Sea King Mk 41 helicopters.

With a displacement of 20,565 tonnes, the ship has a cargo capacity of 7,850 tons fuel, 1,330 tons water, 280 tons cargo, 220 tons ammunition and 115 tons lubricants.

There can be 26 containers in two layers mounted on the upper deck. The main purpose for these container spaces are the portable hospital with 45 beds including intensive care unit, operating theatres, dental office, X-ray theatre and laboratories.

FGS  Berlin is 176 metres long and has a normal crew of 139. It is capable of a top speed of 20 knots.

ESPS RayoSpain

The ESPS Rayo was built in Spain for the Spanish Navy as one of four modular Offshore Patrol Vessels (Meteoro class). The Meteoro class of ships were designed with a modular design to allow them to be adapted to conduct a wide range of tasks.

Rayo is a modern multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) capable of accomplishing a wide spectrum of missions. Commissioned to the Spanish Navy in May 2012, she has a displacement of 2500 tons, is 95 meters long and for this mission has 83 crew members on board. With 2 Diesel engines, ESPS Rayo is capable of speeds up to 20.5 knots.

FGS BayernGermany

The German frigate FGS Bayern was developed and build by “Thyssen Nordseewerke” in Emden and was commissioned in 15th June 1996.

This  frigate carries a wide mix of sensors and armament, including the capability to embark two Westland Super Lynx Mk.88A helicopters. Displacing 5,400 tonnes (full load), she is 139 meters long and is capable of a top speed of 29 knots.

ITS GrecaleItaly

ITS Grecale is one of the eight Italian ships of the Maestrale Class. It was build by Fincantieri in Muggiano and commissioned on the 5th February 1983. In October 2010 a major upgrade has been undertaken, installing a new combat data system. It has a total range of 6,000 miles at 16 knots.

Displacing 3,100 tonnes, the ITS Grecale is 122,7m long and reaches up to 33 knots top speed.

The ITS Grecale carries two AB-212ASW Helicopters.

ESPS Infanta CristinaSpain

The ESPS Infanta Cristina was originally a Descubierta class corvette, but was later converted to a patrol craft.  With a length of 89 metres, a displacement of 1,495 tonnes and a crew of 106, her specifications make her the perfect ship for missions such as Operation Atalanta.

Commissioned to the Spanish Navy, she has a displacement of 1363 tons, is 89 meters long and speeds up to 26 knots.


L’Adroit is a Gowind class patrol vessel specially designed by DCNS for maritime protection missions.

The Gowind design is a family of steel monohull corvettes developed since 2006 by DCNS to conduct missions in littoral zone such as anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

It was launched in May 2011. It was constructed between May 2010 and June 2011 at Toulon naval base in France. It was officially christened in June 2011 and sea trials began in July 2011.

The length of the L’Adroit is 87 m, it can hold a displacement up to 1,500 t and a 30 + 29 Spare Crew by max. speed of 21 kts.

The L’Adroit holds an S-100 (UAV) Camcopter.

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