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Rotterdam Class Landing Platform Dock (LPD)


124, including 13 officers


Fully equipped marine battalion or up to 613 troops

Overall Length

162.2m (Rotterdam), 176.35m (Johann de Witt)


25m (Rotterdam), 176.35 (Johann de Witt)

Design Draught


Maximum Draught


Maximum Displacement

12,750t (Rotterdam), 16,800t (Johann de Witt)

Maximum Speed

More than 18kt

Range at 12kt

More than 6,000 miles

Weapon System

2 x Thales nederland Goalkeeper close in weapon systems

Weapon Control System

Thales Nederland IRSCAN infrared detector weapon control system


4 x Oerlikon 20mm guns


4 x Sippican SRBOC decoy launchers

Nixie torpedo decoy

Capacity for up to 36 torpedoes in the magazine area


Satellite communications, link11 and link 16 communications

Air and Surface Search

Thales Nederland DA08 (Rotterdam), VARIANT 2-D mk 2 (Johann de Witt)

Surface Search

Kelvin Hughes ARPA

2 sets of navigation and aviation radar operating at I band


4 x Stork Wartsila diesel generators, model 12SW28, generating 12MW


2 x Holec motors, generating 12MW, two shafts


Bow thruster, rated at 185kW

Flight Deck

58m x 25m

Landing Spots

2 x EH101 helicopters


4 x EH101helicopters or 6 x Super Puma or 6 x NH90


Fully equipped marine battalion, or up to 613 troops

170 armoures personnel carriers, or 33 main battle tanks

Docking facilities for up to six landing craft, e.g. 6 x LCVP mk 3, 4 x LCU mk 9 or 4 x LCM 8l

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