Damen launches LST 100 for Nigeria
Once completed, the roll-on roll-off landing ship will be able to transport 250 embarked marine infantry and accommodate a crew of 32.
The LST 100 features 70t-capable stern and bow ramps and a 25t rated main crane for embarking and disembarking stores and equipment.
Damen said the new ship would be a ‘critical component of power projection for the enhancement of Nigeria’s maritime security at every level.’
The Nigerian LST 100 order was confirmed in December 2019 and the vessel will replace the capability once provided by a decommissioned Germany-built Type 502 landing ship.
Shephard Defence Insight notes the LST 100 has a deadweight displacement of 1,000-1,300t.
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