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Karel Doorman  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): July 2014
Total Production: 1
Also Known As: JSS
Origin: Netherlands
Corporations: Damen Shipyard Galati, Damen Shipyards Group and Royal Schelde Group
Parent System: Karel Doorman
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): July 2014
Total Production: 1
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Description: The Joint Logistic Support Ship (JSS) Karel Doorman is a highly automatized auxiliary ship replacing HNLMS Zuiderkruis, a vessel which has been in service in the Royal Netherlands Navy since 1975. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) was awarded a production contract in December 2009 with the ship planned for delivery in July 2014. Karel Doorman will be fully operational beginning in 2015. The JSS will be used for replenishment at sea, storing supplies, for loading and unloading of supplies, for transport of materiel and personnel, and for extensive medical, technical and logistic support. The construction of the vessel will largely take place at Damen Shipyard Galati in Romania under supervision of DSNS.

The JSS Karel Doorman will be equipped with the Thales Integrated Mast I-Mast 400 comprising the SMILE S-band radar, GATEKEEPER 360-degree electro-optical surveillance system, and SEASTAR X-band surface surveillance radar. For self-defense purposes, the ship will be provided with two Goalkeepers, two 30mm automatic guns and four automatic medium caliber 12.7mm machine guns. For passive protection the ship has been fitted out with signature reduction measures, ballistic protection, blast resistant constructions, redundant and shock resistant systems, a gas citadel, and extensive fire fighting systems.

The ship's diesel-electric propulsion system allows a top speed of 18 knots and comprises two main electric motors developing 9,000 KW each, two shaftlines with Fixed Pitch Propeller, and two bow and one stern thruster. Besides, five diesel generators provide an electric power of up to 25MW. The flight deck allows simultaneous operation of two Chinook helicopters while the flight hangar has a storage capacity of up to 6 helicopters. The JSS has the facilities for loading and unloading operations of materiel and goods in harbors, near the shore or at open sea. Two Replenishment-At-Sea masts, an elevator and crane for up to 40 tons, a roll on/roll off facility for vehicles, and a steel beach stern construction for accommodating cargo transfer via landing craft.

Karel Doorman Specifications

Crew: 150
Number of Aircraft: 6
Troops: 150
Beam: 30 meter (98 foot)
Length: 205 meter (673 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 18,000 kW (24,129 hp)
Top Speed: 18 knot (33.3 kph)
Full Displacement: 28,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Karel Doorman News

There are 3 news between
18 Dec 2009 and 14 Feb 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014Karel Doorman Support Ship to Receive Scout Mk3 Radar System
Tuesday, March 30, 2010Netherlands Navy Orders Fifth Integrated Mast
Friday, December 18, 2009DSNS Awarded Joint Logistic Support Ship Contract from Royal Netherlands Navy

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 11
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
Scout Mk3x1

Karel Doorman Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
Karel Doorman-Jul 2014-

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