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Vietnam Launches  Damen-designed Landing Ship for Navy
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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.

A Damen 57-metre naval landing ship (Photo: Damen)
A Damen 57-metre naval landing ship (Photo: Damen)

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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