Naval Warfare

Damen begins LST 100 build for Nigerian Navy

19th February 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Damen Shipyards Sharjah in the UAE has commenced construction of the LST 100 landing craft for the Nigerian Navy with a keel-laying ceremony.

The LST 100 is designed to provide the Nigerian Navy with a range of sealift/replenishment capabilities including amphibious operations, strategic transport of equipment and troops, disaster relief, evacuation operations and humanitarian assistance.

The 100m roll-on-roll-off landing craft can accommodate a crew of 32 people and 16 embarked marine forces (EMF) in the deckhouse. There is an additional EMF accommodation for 234 pax at mid ship below main deck. The vessel has a helicopter/UAV deck and significant space for cargo, loaded with the stern ramp, bow ramp or the 25 tons main crane.

The LST 100 is scheduled for delivery in 2022.

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