Vietnam Launches Damen-designed Landing Ship for Navy
Da Nang-based shipbuilder, Song Thu Corporation, has launched the third 57 m roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) landing ship tank (LST) on order for the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy.
The vessel, which has been built to a proprietary Damen design, was launched on 22 June, according to a notice published by the Vietnamese defence ministry’s General Department of Defence Industry on the following day. It carries the pennant number 528.
According to information released by the department, the landing ship displaces 1,480 tonnes and has a top speed of 12 kt. It has an overall length of 57.27 m, and an overall beam of 12 m.
Janes also previously reported that the vessel can accommodate a complement of 16, and crew facilities include a commanding officer’s cabin, two officer‘s cabins, and seven bunks for other ranks on a twin-sharing basis.
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