Damen launches landing ship for Nigerian Navy in UAE 

Damen launches landing ship for Nigerian Navy in UAE 
A Landing Ship Transport (LST) 100, the type being built by Damen for the Nigerian Navy.


Damen said on Monday that it has launched a new 100-metre Landing Ship Transport (LST) 100 for the Nigerian Navy.

The LST 100 was launched at Albwardy Damen, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) “a few months ago”, according to Damen. 

It said on completion of the 100-meter, the roll-on-roll-off landing ship will have the capacity to accommodate a crew of 32 and 250 embarked marine forces personnel.

“The vessel also has deck space for vehicles, a helicopter/UAV deck and significant space for cargo, which can be loaded via both stern and a bow ramp or using the 25-tonne main crane.

“These and other capabilities will enhance the Nigerian Navy’s ability to deploy troops and military hardware and vehicles in support of maritime security operations, as well as the supply of relief material in the event of disasters or other crises,” Damen said. 

“Overall, it will be a critical component of power projection for the enhancement of Nigeria’s maritime security at every level.” 

Damen offers a wide range of standardized LST vessels from 40-metres up to 120-metres, all fully customizable to meet the specific needs of each client.

The Nigerian Navy’s LST 100 is scheduled for delivery in 2022. 

Landing ships have a history dating back to the Second World War. Being primarily intended for amphibious assaults, many landing ships proved to be very versatile in peacetime fulfilling logistic transport and support tasks in remote areas worldwide. 

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