HMAS Tobruk

DNNV Red Hill returning to port(2011)

The Valkin Class Heavy Landing Ship is an amphibious warfare unit that provides the tactical mainstay for Dewhurst-Narculian forces and is the main unit for Hayanban amphibious operations as of 2012.

  • History
The Valkin Class was made from purchased foreign plans and modified slightly to allow Dewhurst-Narculian service. An initial run of 13 were made and served satsifactorily, allowing an order of 120 more to be made, of which 40 were completed in 2011. In early 2012, Hayanban Naval interest called for a landing craft to land troops, aid and vehicles in disaster zones or hotspots.
Class and type: Valkin class Landing Ship Heavy
Displacement: 5,800 tons
Length: 126 m (413 ft)
Beam: 18 m (59 ft)
Draught: 4.9 m (16 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x Fulmington diesel engines providing 9,800 hp (7.25 mW)
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Range: 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Boats and landing
craft carried:
3x RHIBS, 2x MLC
Capacity: up to 20 Black Gulo 1D MBTs and 40 APCs, 350 to 600 soldiers
Complement: 85


6 x 12.7 mm machine guns
2 x Hellmouth "A" CIWS (current)


4 x 12.7 mm machine guns
2 x Hellmouth "B" CIWS (current)

Aviation facilities: 2 helicopter spots on main cargo deck
1 helicopter spot on rear flight deck
Both decks rated up to Chinook

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