Makassar-class landing platform dock

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Makassar class
Class overview
Name: Makassar
Preceded by: Tanjung Dalpele
Cost: USD$37.5 million ~ USD$45 million
Building: 2
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Landing Platform Dock
  • 8400 tons
  • 10300 tons (for Philippine version)[1]
  • 7,300 tons standard displacement
  • 11,394 tons full displacement
  • 122 meters ~ 125 meters (for Indonesian version)
  • 100 meters ~ 105 meters(for Peruvian version)
  • 123 meters (for Philippine version)
Beam: 22 meters
Height: 56 meters
  • 4.9 meters
  • 6 meters (for Philippine version)[1]
Decks: (Tank Deck); 6.7 meter,(Truck Deck); 11.3 meter
  • CODAD, 2 shafts
  • 2 × MAN B&W 8L28/32A diesel rated at 2666 BHP/1960 kW@ 775 RPM
  • Maximum: 16 knots
  • Cruising: 14 knots
  • Economy: 12 knots
Range: 30 days, up to 10,000 Nm
Endurance: +45 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 x LCVP
Capacity: up to 40 infantry vehicles
Troops: 218 troops
Complement: accommodations up to 518 persons
Crew: 126 crew
Time to activate: 3

'A' position 1 x Bofors 40mm SAK40/L70 'B' position: 2 x 20mm Oerlikon

'B' position: 2 x Mistral Simbad
Aircraft carried: 5 helicopters
Aviation facilities: Hangar for 2 Super Puma

The Makassar class is a class of 4 Landing Platform Docks designed for the Indonesian Navy by Daesun Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. of South Korea and based on the earlier Tanjung Dalpele class. The US$150 million contract was signed in December 2004[2] and the first two units were built in Busan, South Korea. The remaining two were built at Indonesia's PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya with assistance from Daesun.

The contract for the 3rd and 4th LPD to be built in Indonesia was signed with PT PAL on March 28, 2005. On 19 October 2006, the first of the two Indonesian-built units, was laid down in a ceremony by Admiral Slamet Subiyanto, Chief of Staff, Indonesian Navy.[3] The 3rd and 4th units had been designed to function as flagships with provisions for a command and control system, 57mm gun and air defense systems.


Besides Indonesia, the class of ship is being built for two other foreign customers:

The Peruvian Navy selected the Makassar class for the Buque Multipropósito program from Dae Sun Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. in 2012.[4] First ship of the class was laid down in the SIMA Callao shipyard on July 13, 2013;[5] A second unit is also planned.

The Philippine Navy selected a variant of the Makassar class design from PT PAL for its Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) programme following competitive bidding in 2013, and the contract for two units was signed on 23 January 2014.[6] The first unit was laid down at Surabaya on 22 January 2015.[1]

Ships of class[edit]

Name Pennant Country Laid Down Launched Commissioned
KRI Makassar 590 Indonesia 7-Dec-2006 29-Apr-2007
KRI Surabaya 591 Indonesia 7-Dec-2006 23-Mar-2007 1-Aug-2007
KRI Banjarmasin 592 Indonesia 19-Oct-2006 28-Aug-2008[7] 28-Nov-2009[8]
KRI Banda Aceh 593 Indonesia 07-Dec-2007 19-Mar-2010[9] 21-Mar-2011
BAP Paita -- Peru 12-Jul-2013[5] 2016 (projected)
BAP Pisco -- Peru planned 2017 (projected)
Unnamed -- Philippines 22-Jan-2015[1] 2016 (projected)[10]
Unnamed -- Philippines 05-June-2015[11] 2017 (projected)[10]

Comparable ships[edit]


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