The Juan Carlos I-class amphibious assault ships are a pair of multi-purpose amphibious assault ships in service in the Dutch and Spanish navies from 2010 onwards.

The class has a ski jump for STOVL operations, and is equipped with the Hawker Siddeley Harrier Mk.IV. The Spanish vessel is named in honour of Juan Carlos I, the former King of Spain while the Dutch vessel is named after Admiral Karel Doorman.


  • Type: Amphibious Assault Ship
  • Service Period: 2010-
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 757.3 feet (230.83 meters)
    • Beam: 105 feet (32 meters)
    • Draught: 23 feet (7.01 meters)
    • Displacement: 26,000 tonnes
  • Capacity: 913 soldiers + up to 46 Leopard 2E tanks
  • Crew: 433 (261 ship's crew and 172 air wing)
  • Propulsion: 1 x Rolls Royce MT30 gas turbine, 2 x Navantia- MAN 7860 kW diesel engines, 2 x 11 MW azimuth pods
  • Range: 9,000 nautical miles (16,668 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 21 knots (38.9 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Indra Sistemas LANZA-N Air Search RDF
    • Indra Sistemas Aries Multifunction RDF
    • Indra Sistemas PAR Aircraft Landing RDF
  • Countermeasures:
    • Regulus ECM Suite
    • Rigel ESM Suite
  • Armament:
    • 4 x 25mm M242 Bushmaster autocannons
    • 4 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: Up to 30 aircraft
  • Boats Carried: 4 x LCM-1E landing craft

Unit RunEdit

Spanish NavyEdit

  • HNLMS Juan Carlos I (L61)

Royal Netherlands NavyEdit

  • HNLMS Karel Doorman (AA 801)

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