Haze Gray Mystery Picture #99 Answer


Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the amphibous transport dock HMNLS Rotterdam (L800).

Rotterdam was commissioned in 1998 and is a near sister to the Spanish Galicia and Castilla. She differs from the Spanish ships in several ways, with the visible differences including the arrangement of radars and radomes, presence of a Goalkeeper CIWS, and the dark hull/light superstructure paint scheme. She is also diesel-electric powered, while the Spanish ships are driven by geared diesels.

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