Spain wants to sell a second amphibious assault ship to Turkey


According to information published by Info Defensa on November 17, 2021, Spain aims to sell a second Navantia LHD amphibious assault ship to Turkey. 
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 A model of Anadolu-class amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu (Picture source: Navy Recognition)


TCG Anadolu is an amphibious assault ship that can be configured as a light aircraft carrier.

The dimensions of the final design are 231 meters (757 ft 10 in) in length, a 32-meter (105 ft 0 in) beam, a 6.8-meter (22 ft 4 in) draft, and 58 meters (190 ft 3 in) in height. Its displacement will be 24,660 tons (in "light aircraft carrier" mission configuration) or 27,079 tons (in "LHD" mission configuration).

Its maximum speed will be 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph) (in "light aircraft carrier" configuration) or 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) (in "LHD" configuration); while its maximum range will be 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km; 10,000 mi) at economical speed.

The ship will have a 1,880 m2 (20,200 sq ft) light cargo garage for TEU containers and 27 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV); a 1,165 m2 (12,540 sq ft) dock which can host four Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) or two Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), or two Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP); and a 1,410 m2 (15,200 sq ft) garage for heavy loads, which can host 29 Main Battle Tanks (MBT), Amphibious Assault Vehicles, and TEU containers. 

The crew consists of 261 people: 30 officers, 49 NCOs, 59 leading seamen, and 123 ratings.


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