|Galicia-class landing platform dock|
Galicia delivering humanitarian supplies to Iraq.
|Type:||Landing platform dock|
|Displacement:||13,815 tonnes full load|
|Length:||166.2 metres (545 ft)|
|Beam:||25 metres (82 ft)|
|Draft:||5.8 metres (19 ft)|
|Propulsion:||4 diesel Caterpillar 3612 (two in tandem per shaft) at 16.2 MW, 2 shafts|
20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) maximum|
19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph) sustained
|Range:||6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
|4 LCM-1E and two RHIB|
|Capacity:||600 fully equipped soldiers and 130 APCs or 33 MBTs|
|Sensors and |
|DA08 air / surface search IRSCAN SATCOM, Link 1, JMCIS|
|Armament:||4 Sippican Hycor SRBOC MK36 launcher 1 AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy Indra SLQ-380 Aldebarán 2 x Oerlikon Contraves 20 mm cannons|
|Aircraft carried:||4 SH-3 Sea King or 6 NH-90 helicopters|
The Galicia class is a class of two 13,900 t landing platform dock ships, belonging to the Spanish Navy. Built by Navantia in Ferrol, their mission is to carry amphibious warfare by transporting the bulk of the Infantería de Marina.
These ships have both a large helicopter deck and a 885-square-metre (9,530 sq ft) well deck for large landing craft, plus a 1,000-square-metre (11,000 sq ft) garage for up to 33 main battle tanks.
The class is the result of a joint project between Spain and the Netherlands for developing a common class of LPD that would fulfill the needs of both countries to replace older ships, which resulted in the Enforcer design. Thus, the Galicia class is similar to the Rotterdam class.
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Comparable ships[edit | edit source]
- Albion class
- Austin class
- Endurance class
- Foudre class
- Makassar-class landing platform dock
- Rotterdam class
- San Giorgio class
- San Antonio class
- Type-071 (Yuzhao) class
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