Caiman-class Project

The Construction of a Naval vessel capable of coordinating, commanding and supporting a major marine-to-shore operation.

The ship is designed with its role as landing command ship in mind. To this end, communications will be top-notch, with satellite link-up possible, and headquartering capabilities, providing Naval command, the Admirals, with the very best information displays.

The Caiman class warship will have a 600-bed hospital aboard, to support the front-line casualties from any marine landing; it will be capable of carrying 61 AAV and up to 42 helicopters which can ferry troops and equipment back and forth from the landing assembly point.

If you have shipbuilding, welding, construction, electrical, mechanical or other engineering skills, please contact UMAC as soon as possible to discuss you career in the construction of shipping and other military and civil vessels and equipment.
We are in desperate need of talented people, and UMAC is not only an equal opportunity employer, but is one of the better paying corporations in the country.
Those without specific skills mentioned above are also encouraged to join the company that offers one of the best fast-tracked training and apprenticeship courses in the country.
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The Caiman-class warship will be the first major Naval design project in the history of this country. It is proof of the technical know-how and engineering prowess of the Utanian people.

  • Utanian-designed
  • Zartanian naval design advisors
  • Utanian construction
  • A ship built in peaceful times to help maintain the peace
The construction of this warship will commence June 302, with fast-tracked completion expected around January 305. The Utanian Federal Government has provided funds of five billion punds for the construction of two Caiman-class warships, plus massive infrastructure improvements required at the Shecker UMAC drydock and ship-building yards.

The ships will then fulfill their function leading any counter-invasion Marine force, and leading humanitarian and peacekeeping missions where docking facilities are not immediately available.

For example, were Gvonj in need of immediate medical, humanitarian and/or peacekeeping need, the Caiman-class ships would be able to ferry dozens of medical teams, their equipment and have them landing on the beach within hours of arriving off the coast. If they are not ferried by sea, they can be carried by helicopter. Peacekeeping soldiers could be landed first, establishing the secure perimeter before hundreds of medical personnel followed in helicopters, their equipment also being carried by the heavy lifting "choppers". Furthermore, with six operating theatres, biomedical laboratories and staff, plus a six-hundred bed hospital on board, the Caiman-class ships could provide acute medical care to those most in need on shore.

The speedy and smooth arrival of the life-saving teams could potentially save thousands of lives, and is an essential tool for the future of peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. Utania is pleased to be the first to specifically build Naval warships with these unique demands in mind.

The project is about to commence construction phase June 302, after some fifteen months of intensive design by hundreds of UMAC Naval Engineers, outside contractors and with Zartanian Naval Engineering advisors always on hand to provide skilled insight.

Ordered Commissioned Hit water Compl.
Year
Name Cost est.
302ap Jun 302ap Mar 304ap Apr 305ap UDK Saesyumantamanyae Û2.0 bn
302ap Dec 302ap Oct 304ap Oct 305ap LIS Golton (Nov 305) Û1.4 bn
303ap May 304ap Jun 305ap (Apr 306ap) UDK Kichipamana Û1.2 bn

Caiman #1 undergoing sea trials
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For a view of the general layout on ths ship, click here
Technical specifications:

Dimensions:
Length:   255m
Width (at full deck):   64m
Width (at waterline):   32m
Displacement:
36,500 tonnes @ full load

Power and Speed:
Propulsion power:   52 MW
Electrical power:   16 MW
From:
Two boilers to two shafts
Speed:
20+ knots (37+ km/h)

Crew and Capacity:
Naval Crew:   ~1,100
Plus:
Up to 1,900 marine soldiers
Aircraft (typical):
60 Silovsky S-92 helicopters
48 Alpaca Helicopters
35 Condor Helicopters
or combinations
Launch craft:
Up to 61 Amphibious Assault
OR 6 landing craft
OR 3 Naval Hovercraft

Other:
No. Radar systems:   6
Defences:
8 x .50 cal machine guns
PLUS 5 missile launch systems
Distilling plant:
757,100 litres fresh water /day
Hospital:
600 bed onboard with six full operating theatres
Fuel capacity (for vehicles):
1.7 million litres

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This design is entirely borrowed from the US Wasp-class ship, with a few minor modifications, in case anyone was thinking of poaching me to commence a career in Naval design engineering.  ;-)