Landing platform dock BRP Tarlac (LD 601)

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Classification

Type:
type: Amphibious transport dock

Basic information

Namesake:
Philippine province of Tarlac
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IMO number:
9 745 639
MMSI:
548118500

Ship measurements

Displacement:
11583 t
Length:
123 m
Beam (overall):
21.8 m
Draught:
5 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 1 * MAN D2842 LE301 diesel generator
  • CODAD arrangement:
  • 2 * MAN-STX 8L27/38 diesel engines, each producing 3,915 bhp (2,920 kW)
  • Total diesel engine output: 7,830 bhp (5,840 kW)
Speed:
16 knots
Range:
9,360 nautical miles (17,300 km)

Crew

Complement:
121

Combat assets

Troops:
500
Capacity:
  • 500 troops plus associated vehicles and equipment
Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * LCU or LCM at floodable well decks
  • 2 * RHIB or LCVP at boat davits
Electronics:
  • Furuno X-band & S-band navigation radars
  • Combat management system (planned)
  • Surface search radar (planned)
  • Air search radar (planned)
  • Electro-Optical Fire Control System (planned)
  • Electronic Warfare Suite (planned)
Armament:
  • 1 * 76mm main gun on the foredeck (planned)
  • 2 * 25mm secondary guns, one each on port and starboard sides (planned)
  • 6 * .50 caliber machine guns
Aircraft:
  • 2 * AW109E Power
  • Aviation facilities:
  • Hangar for 1 medium (10-ton) helicopter
  • Flight deck for 2 medium (10-ton) helicopters

BRP Tarlac (LD-601) is the lead ship of her class of Philippine Navy landing platform docks. She is the second ship to be named after the Philippine province of Tarlac, one of the provinces considered to have significant involvement in the Philippine Revolution of independence against Spain.

The ship was laid down by the PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia on 5 June 2015, and was launched on 17 January 2016. It underwent sea trials, part of it done during its delivery from Indonesia to the Philippines on May 2016. It was formally welcomed in ceremonies last 16 May 2016, and was commissioned into service with the Philippine Navy on June 1, 2016.

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