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Ocean-class Amphibious Assault Ship

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The Ocean-class Amphibious Assault Ships are a pair of amphibious warfare vessels in service in the Royal Navy from the mid-1990s onwards. The Ocean-class ships are designed to support amphibious landing operations and to support the staff of Commander UK Amphibious Force and Commander UK Landing Force. They were constructed in the mid-1990s by Kvaerner Govan Ltd on the Clyde and fitted out by VSEL at Barrow-in-Furness prior to first of class trials and subsequent acceptance in service. They are complemented by a quartet of Albion-class LPDs.


  • Type: Amphibious Assault Ship
  • Service Period: 1998-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 667 feet (203.3 meters)
    • Beam: 115 feet (35.05 meters)
    • Draught: 21 feet (6.4 meters)
    • Displacement: 21,500 tons (21,200 long tons; 23,700 short tons)
  • Capacity: 830 Royal Marines, 40 vehicles, 4 LCVPs
  • Crew: 465 (285 ship crew and 180 FAA personnel)
  • Propulsion: 2 x Rolls-Royce TM3B Olympus gas turbines, 2 x Crossley Pielstick diesel engines, 2 x Azimunth thrusters
  • Range: 8,000 miles (12,875 kilometers)
  • Speed: 22.5 knots (41.67 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 996 Air/Surface Search Radar
    • Type 1007 Navigation Radar
  • Countermeasures
    • UAT Electronic Support Measures
  • Armament
    • 3 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
    • 4 x 20mm guns
    • 4 x FN MAG 7.62mm general purpose machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: 18 helicopters (AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin, Boeing Chinook, Westland Apache, Westland Lynx, Westland Sea King)

Unit Run[edit]


  • HMS Ocean (L12)
  • HMS Glory (L13)


  • NRP Coimbra (L01)
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