Jake1992 wrote:Why not a Karel Doorman as the base design them ?
As said before probably too expensive but if these LSS vessels are to be commercial conversions then could something KD like be an option?
Actually, if a large number of vehicles aren't required, and they don't appear to be from the initial LSS concept a superstructure forward design could be preferable. Similar in configuration to a Bay or a Karel Doorman.
Commercially this configuration is very common, this reefer example is pretty typical. Used for the global banana trade its 200m X 30m dimensions are similar to a KD but it's a bit faster with a top speed of 20.5knts.
Creating a hanger within an enlarged superstructure capable of embarking 6 Merlins or 2 Chinooks with rotors extended should be pretty straightforward, as would creating 2 Chinook capable landing spots. A large aft working deck with a stern mounted 40t crane would be possible with direct access to a very large deck garage under the flight deck.
A Karel Doorman style stern arrangement with an offset ramp and steel beach configuration looks perfectly possible as the offset ramp is already in situ.
All in all it may well be a better basis for an LSS conversion than a Point.
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