New Landing Ship Tank Launched for Vietnam Navy

July 2020

Song Thu Corporation, a shipbuilder in Danang has launched the third 57 m roll-on/roll-off landing ship tank which was ordered by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy. The vessel has been built to a proprietary design from Dutch defense, shipbuilding, and engineering company Damen and was launched on 22 June, according to a notice published by the Vietnamese defense ministry’s General Department of Defense Industry on the following day.

The landing ship displaces 1,480 tons and has a top speed of 12 knots. It has an overall length of 57.27 m, and an overall beam of 12 m. The vessel can accommodate a crew complement of 16. The crew facilities include a commanding officer’s cabin, two officers ‘s cabins, and seven bunks for other ranks on a twin-sharing basis.

(Source: Janes)

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