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HNLMS Pelikaan (A804)
Career (Netherlands)
Name: HNLMS Pelikaan (A804)
Builder: Damen Group yard, Galați, Romania[1]
Launched: 2006
Commissioned: 12 June 2006
Status: in active service, as of 2012
General characteristics [1]
Type: Logistic support vessel
Displacement: 1,150 t (1,132 long tons) full load
Length: 65.4 m (215 ft)
Beam: 13.2 m (43 ft)
Draught: 3 m (9.8 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Caterpillar 3516 BTA diesel engines
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Troops: 8 boat crew + 54 Marines
Complement: 15
Armament: 2 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) machine guns

HNLMS Pelikaan (A804) is a logistic support vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was built and designed specially for the Caribbean Sea, and is permanently based at Curaçao. She entered service on 12 June 2006. The vessel has a Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Classification 1A1 E0 NAUT-OC ICS CRANE.

Tasks[edit | edit source]

The ship's primary purpose is to provide humanitarian assistance during natural disasters.[2] The ship can also serve as a command centre for amphibious operations, and transportation of amphibious troops. For these tasks the ship is equipped with two deck cranes, one 25t/11m and one 7t/14m, 2 Cargo spaces with hatch covers suitable for dangerous goods, a 6m Fast RHIB with outboard engine, an ammunition store, a small arms store, a deck store & a boatswain store, and an engine room workshop & electronic workshop.

History[edit | edit source]

On 18 January 2010, the ship arrived at Port-au-Prince with relief supplies for the 2010 Haiti earthquake relief.[3] She was the first ship to use the Port international de Port-au-Prince after the quake.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Pelikaan klasse ondersteuningsvaartuig ("Pelican class support vessel")". marineschepen.nl. 2011. http://www.marineschepen.nl/marschepen/pelikaan.html. Retrieved 24 February 2012.  (Dutch)
  2. Support Vessel. Defensie.nl. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  3. "Dutch aid ship arrives in Haiti". expatica.com. 18 January 2010. http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/dutch-rss-news/dutch-aid-ship-arrives-in-haiti_20254.html. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  4. "Haiti: main port back in use by Friday". Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 21 January 2010. http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/haiti-main-port-back-use-friday. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

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