Shabab Oman II

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RNOV Shabab Oman (2013).jpg
History
Oman
Name: Shabab Oman II
Owner: Royal Navy of Oman
Builder: Damen Shipyards, Galati and Gorinchem
Yard number: 557001
Laid down: March 2013
Launched: 2 December 2013
Acquired: 2014
Identification:
Status: In service
Notes: Designer: Dykstra Naval Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands
General characteristics
Class and type: Sail training vessel
Tonnage: 750 GT, 360 DWT
Length: 87 metres (285 ft)
Beam: 11 metres (36 ft)
Height: 50 metres (160 ft)
Propulsion: Sails, 2,700 square metres (29,000 sq ft)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 58, plus 34 trainees

Shabab Oman II (English: Youth of Oman) is a full-rigged ship which is to entered service with the Royal Navy of Oman in August 2014, replacing the current ship of the same name. She is a full-rigged ship which was built in Romania, fitted out in the Netherlands and launched in 2013.

Description[edit]

Shabab Oman II is an 87-metre (285 ft) long ship with a beam of 11 metres (36 ft).[1][2] She will be rigged as a full-rigged ship with a total of 2,700 square metres (29,000 sq ft) of sails.[1] Assessed at 750 GT, 360 DWT,[3] Shabab Oman II has a complement of 58, with an additional 34 trainees.[2]

History[edit]

Boat control bridge

Shabab Oman II was designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1] Her keel was laid in March 2013.[2] She was built by Damen Shipyards, Galaţi, Romania and launched on 2 December 2013. The IMO Number 9662715 was allocated.[3] In January 2014, she was towed to Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Vlissingen, Netherlands for fitting out, including the fitting of her masts, the tallest of which will measure 50 metres (160 ft). She entered service with the Royal Navy of Oman in August 2014.[1] Shabab Oman II replaced the previous RNOV Shabab Oman after entering service.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Damen Shipyards Galati Launches New Sail Training Vessel for Royal Navy of Oman". World Maritime News. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Najmuz Zafar, M (19 May 2013). "New three mast clipper to replace diplomatic vessel Shabab Oman". Muscat Daily. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Shabab Oman 2". Shipspotting. Retrieved 14 January 2014.