HNLMS JOHAN DE WITT
The HNLMS Johan de Witt is the second of 2 Dutch amphibious transport ships. The amphibious transport ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy are also known as Landing Platform Docks (LPD). The most important role for those ships is supporting amphibious operations, LPDs are also used for crisis-response operations, natural disasters and evacuations.
The HNLMS Johann de Witt can carry a marine battalion of 610 personnel and disembark them near the shore, along with supplies for up to 10 days. She also has operating theaters, an intensive care unit, treatment rooms and an emergency hospital that can treat up to 100 patients.
The HNLMS Johan de Witt has previously participated in the European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta, from April to July 2010.
Displacing 16,948 tonnes, she is 176 meters long, and with 4 Stork Wärtsilä diesel engines driving 5 podded electric propulsors she is capable of a top speed of 19 knots.
The German frigate FGS Niedersachsen is the second ship of the Bremen class commissioned into the German Navy in 1982. This multi-role frigate was modernised in the 1990s and carries a wide mix of sensors and armament, including the capability to embark two Sea Lynx MK 88 helicopters.
The FGS Niedersachsen has previously participated in the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, in 2011.
Displacing 3,739 tonnes, she is 130 meters long, she is capable of a top speed of 30 knots.
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She has previously participated in the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta, from August to December 2011.
Displacing 3040 tons, she is 123 meters long, and with a mixture of two diesel and two gas engines is capable of a top speed of about 31 knots.
The ESPS Tornado was built in Spain for the Spanish Navy as the fourth unit of a series of four modular Offshore Patrol Vessels (Meteoro class). The Meteoro class of ships were designed with a modular design to allow it to be adapted to conduct a wide range of tasks from a common base.
Displacing 2,840 tonnes, she is 93.9 meters long and with 2 MTU 16 V 1163 Diesel engines and a SIEMENS electric engine is capable of a top speed of about 20 knots.