Indonesia commissions second Sudirohusado-class hospital ship


The KRI Dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat (992) during commissioning ceremony. Photo c/o Antara News.

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) has formally accepted and commissioned its second Sudirohusado-class hospital ship, the KRI Dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat (992).

The ship joined the TNI-AL on 20 January 2023, and will provide medical services to the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) and will also be used to provide medical assistance and support in remote or disaster-stricken areas on behalf of the Indonesian Government.

Among those present during the commissioning ceremonies was TNI-AL Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Ali, PT PAL CEO Mr. Kaharuddin Djeonod, and other high ranking officials of the TNI, TNI-AL, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health, Ministry of State Owned Enterprises, and PT PAL.

The ship held its first steel cutting ceremony on 10 September 2020, and its keel was laid on 21 January 2021. The ship was named and launched by its shipbuilder PT PAL on 15 August 2022.

The Sudirohusado-class hospital ships are based on improved variants of the Makassar-class and Tarlac-class landing platform dock, and has a length of 122 meters, a beam of 22 meters, a draft of 6.7 meters, and a displacement of around 11,394  tons full load.

It can accommodate a total of 66 medical staff, 158 patients, 181 crew members, and 280 volunteers.

It is equipped with a helicopter landing deck, a helicopter hangar for 2 helicopters, and its medical facility includes a surgical unit, x-ray equipment, intensive care unit, isolation unit, laboratory, a pharmacy, morgue, accommodation for medical staff.

[1] Antara News

[2] Navy Recognition

[3] PT PAL

Indonesia commissions second Sudirohusado-class hospital ship Indonesia commissions second Sudirohusado-class hospital ship Reviewed by Asia Pacific Defense Journal on January 27, 2023 Rating: 5

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