Indonesia launches second Dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo-class hospital ship
The Chief of Naval Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Yudo Margono, and officials from the TNI-AL and PT PAL attended the ceremony.
The Dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo-class hospital ship used a landing platform dock design derived from the Makassar-class landing platform dock also built by PT PAL based on a design from Republic of Korean shipbuilder Daesun Shipbuilding.
It shares a typical design with the Tarlac-class landing platform dock built by PT PAL for the Philippine Navy and the KRI Semarang (594) converted hospital ship of the Indonesian Navy. The ship retains its decks taken from its landing platform dock heritage and has two ambulance boats, two landing crafts and an RHIB. It also has a helicopter landing deck for two helicopters plus a hangar for one helicopter, but it was purposely built as a hospital ship from the start and was designed to accommodate additional power generation capacity to support the ship’s medical facilities, which include a radiology room, operating / surgical rooms and a post-operative room.
The hospital ship also has a baby room and delivery room, an examination room, a 12-person emergency room, a laboratory, and a morgue.
KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat-992 has capabilities equivalent to type C hospitals.
It has a total length of around 124 meters, a displacement of about 7,300 tonnes, and a maximum speed of approximately 18 knots.
With the presence of KRI dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat, now the Indonesian Navy has three BRS-type ships. Previously, the Navy had KRI Dr Soeharso-990 and KRI Dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo-991.