Landing Platform Dock "HNLMS Rotterdam"

Built for the Royal Netherlands Navy
Landing Platform Dock "HNLMS Rotterdam"
Landing Platform Dock "HNLMS Rotterdam" 166.2 545.28 25 82.02 5.8 19.03 6000 6000 128 128
Landing Platform Dock "HNLMS Johan de Witt" 176.35 578.58 27.2 89.24 6.15 20.18 6000 6000 151 151
Extensive lane meters and vehicle deck area available for modular mission equipment Landing Platform Dock 13000 162.83 534.21 27.2 89.24 5.8 19.03 10000 10000 150 150
Additional shock protection, underwater noise reduction Landing Platform Dock 10000 157 515.09 24.8 81.36 5.8 19.03 10000 10000 120 120
Standardized design tuned to client's specific wishes Landing Platform Dock 11000 150.53 493.86 27.2 89.24 5.8 19.03 10000 10000 120 120
Vital machinery doubled in seperate engine rooms Landing Platform Dock 9000 145 475.72 24.8 81.36 5.8 19.03 10000 10000 115 115
Designed according to Naval Classification standards Landing Platform Dock 8000 133 436.35 24.8 81.36 5.8 19.03 6000 6000 95 95
Standard Role 1 hospital facilities expandable with hospital containers Landing Platform Dock 7000 121 396.98 24.8 81.36 5.8 19.03 6000 6000 90 90
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  1. Missions

    • Amphibious support;
    • Strategic transport;
    • Joint operations headquarters;
    • Humanitarian aid and disaster relief;
    • Repair and maintenance support;
    • Training.

  2. Transport Capacity

    • Medium-sized helicopter flight deck with space for two aircraft;
    • Storage space for six medium sized helicopters in hangar;
    • 900 m² roll-on roll-off cargo deck;
    • 564 m² stores for cargo and ammunition;
    • Single lane submersible dock, enabling safe ship-to-shore transfer even in Sea State 4.

  3. Accommodation

    • Air conditioned accommodation for up to:
    - 128 crew;
    - 611 troops.
    • Hospital consisting of:
    - Operating theatre;
    - Intensive, medium and low care units.



Damen customer finance

Damen Customer Finance offers a wide range of financing arrangements. These are available for any type of vessel, equipment or related services, including the prefabricated shipbuilding kits supplied by the Damen Technical Cooperation department.

Damen’s Customer Finance facilities are not just for privately-owned, small and medium-sized companies, we also assist government bodies such as coastguards, police and port authorities. Damen maintains relations with all Netherlands-based commercial banks, as well as with numerous banks abroad. As a major client of the Dutch Export Credit Agency, Atradius, Damen is highly experienced in arranging export loans with export credit insurance facilities.


Damen Ship Delivery Services makes sure our customers receive their vessels safely, clean and ready for operation. We offer total care of all logistical services through our worldwide service support network. Our Ship Delivery Services include own keel transport, heavy lift, towage and semi-submersible transport.

As an international shipbuilder Damen has extensive knowledge of each vessel and of transport contracts and conditions, and we have many years’ experience of shipping to distant and remote destinations. In short, our customers benefit from our reliable and competitive shipping solutions.


Damen Parts Services offers competitive prices, efficient and cost-effective delivery and short response times. With our years of experience we have established strong buying power and an extensive supplier network. By expanding our network of global service hubs, we are able to shorten our response times. Our service goes beyond fast part delivery; we also offer different replenishment solutions resulting in having parts in stock just before you need them.

To minimise lifecycle costs and to improve a vessel’s performance, it’s crucial to have the right spare parts. Our Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) allows stock control replenishment to be completely automated.



Online parts store

To support our customers on a 24/7 basis, Damen has created an online parts store on our Services Portal Here you can order directly from our online catalogue of spare parts. Our scope of supply is neither limited to Damen-vessels only, nor to the catalogue. If your required parts are not available online, we invite you to make online requests. Your services manager will gladly do what it takes to source the relevant component. With Damen as your partner you can experience the benefits of a one-stop-shop.


Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank

Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank. We know Damen quality means that our vessels have a premium re-sale value. Vessels bought 20 years earlier have been known to achieve their build price when re-sold after two decades.

Damen is happy to buy vessels back or help customers to trade them in when they buy a new vessel. Our team also offers a brokerage service, whether vessels are from Damen or from other shipbuilders, and we can help customers looking to charter.

For more information visit Damen Trading website.


Computational Fluid Dynamics

damen naval innovations 

A study has been carried out to the evaluate the influence of different ship components on the airflow aroubd the ship's superstructure. By means of CFD simulations and validation by wind tunnel expiriments, working conditions have been determined at different wind speeds and sailing speeds combined with different wind angels and ship headings.

Finite Element Method

damen naval innovations 

By using the Finite Element Method, the actual behaviour of the ship can be simulated. Undesired effects can be found and corrected.



All Damen vessels benefit from knowledge gathered during ongoing research programmes within the Group. Damen works alongside world-renowned research institutes such as Delft University of Technology, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research (TNO), as well as other reputable universities and leading maritime companies.



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Length (metres) Length (feet) 176.35 578.58

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 27.2 89.24

Draft (metres) Draft (feet) 6.15 20.18

Range Range 6000 6000

Crew Crew 151 151

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Length (metres) Length (feet) 204.7 671.59

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 30.4 99.74

Draft (metres) Draft (feet) 7.8 25.59

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Crew Crew 300 300


Length (metres) Length (feet) 81.42 267.13

Speed max (knots) Speed max (mph) 13 15

Displacement (t) Displacement (pounds) 1900 4188783

Accommodation (passengers) Accommodation (passengers) 42 42

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 13.1 42.98

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Speed max (knots) Speed max (mph) 13 15

Displacement (t) Displacement (pounds) 1550 3417165

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Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 13.2 43.31

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