Damen lays keel of new Nigerian Navy LST

Photo: Damen

Albwardy Damen in the UAE laid the keel of a new tank landing ship (LST) for the Nigerian Navy on Monday, December 9.

Once completed, the yet unnamed vessel will have a length of 100 metres, a maximum speed of 16 knots, a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 15 knots, a helicopter deck, a crew of 18, and capacity for up to 235 troops and two landing craft vehicle personnel (LCVPs).

The LST will be the first new amphibious ship to enter service with the Nigerian Navy in over 40 years.

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