Probably cost prohibitive.Jake1992 wrote:Why not a Karel Doorman as the base design them ?
A Point based conversion should be as cheap as you can get but the steel beach like on the KD would be a useful addition as would the deck cranes.
The modified Point design that I prefer is slightly less ambitious but probably a bit more capable. Again a deck is added to facilitate the carrying of 2 mexefloates and provide accommodation for an EMF of around 450. The main hanger is a multipurpose mission space of around 1200sqm with a further double hanger in the superstructure for the aft flight deck. The misson space could embark and deploy LCM's, LCVP's and CB90's with LCAC'S deploying from the stern ramp. Twin 40t deck cranes are also present.
This would solve the ship to shore connector issue and then the internal configuration could be divided up as deemed necessary.
To give an idea of how the internal space could be configured, this is the Irving Maritime Support Ship, again based on a Point style vessel. This version is primarily designed to assist with HADR operations. In my opinion this version lacks Aviation capacity and although the deck cranes are present again no sign of ship to shore connectors.