Indonesian Navy Welcomes New Trimaran FAC & Hospital Vessel
About KRI Golok (688):
KRI Golok-688 is a Klewang-class fast attack craft designed by PT Lundin Industry Invest. It is a stealthy, wave-piercing carbon trimaran. The lead ship of the class, KRI Klewang, was destroyed in a deadly fire in 2012, leaving KRI Golok as the only ship in the class.
PT Monday spear KRI Golok-688 for the Indonesian Navy on August 21, 2021. She has an overall length (Loa) of 62.53 meters, a width of 16 meters, a ship height of 18.7 meters and a weight of 53.1 tons (Editor’s note: PT Lundin reports a displacement of 245 tonnes). The maximum speed of 28 knots, cruising speed of 16 knots. The ship is armed with a 30mm cannon and a 12.7mm cannon and can carry 25 crew members.
The Golok is a trimaran vessel with a pointed forward shape, which facilitates the execution of hit-and-run and maneuver tactics in the littoral waters of the Archipelago Seas.
Because the hull is made of carbon fiber composite, the radar cross section is reduced, making this ship more difficult to detect by enemy radar. In terms of strength and weight, this carbon fiber composite trumps steel. In addition, this material can minimize clutter, be anti-rust and anti-bump, improve soundproofing, and reduce vibration or waves.
About KRI Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo (991):
Launched by the Indonesian shipyard PT PAL on January 07, 2021, KRI Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo (991) is an Indonesian Navy hospital ship named after the Indonesian national hero Wahidin Soedirohoesodo (1852-1917). He was a physician and education reformer in the Dutch East Indies who co-founded the Javanese self-improvement society Budi Utomo.
The ship’s design is based on the existing Landing Platform Dock (LPD) Makassar class.
She is 124 meters long, 21.8 meters wide with a displacement of 7,290 tonnes. It has a maximum speed of 18 knots, a cruising speed of 14 knots and an economy speed of 12 knots. KRI Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo has an endurance of up to 30 days at sea with a range of 10,000 nautical miles. With 120 crew members and 66 medical personnel, this ship is capable of carrying out operational missions equivalent to a type C hospital.
This capacity is supported by outpatient polyclinic facilities (general, ophthalmology, dental, etc.), an emergency room, an operating room, an inpatient room and a radiology unit. Mobility to perform medical evacuation missions is also supported by the ability to transport medical helicopters, ambulance boats and LCVPs.