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RNOV Shabab Oman (2013)
Career (Oman)
Name: Shabab Oman
Owner: Royal Navy of Oman
Builder: Damen Shipyards, Galati
Laid down: March 2013
Launched: 2 December 2013
In service: August 2014 (planned)
Status: Fitting out
General characteristics
Class & type: Sail training vessel
Tonnage: 750 , 360 DWT
Length: 87 metres (285 ft)
Beam: 11 metres (36 ft)
Height: 50 metres (160 ft)
Propulsion: Sails, 2,700 square metres (29,000 sq ft)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 58, plus 34 trainees

Shabab Oman (English: Youth of Oman) is a full-rigged ship which is to enter service with the Royal Navy of Oman in August 2014, replacing the current ship of the same name. She is a full-rigged ship which was built in Romania and launched in 2013.

Description

Shabab Oman is an 87-metre (285 ft) long ship with a beam of 11 metres (36 ft).[1][2] She will be rigged as a full-rigged ship with a total of 2,700 square metres (29,000 sq ft) of sails.[1] Assessed at 750 , 360 DWT,[3] Shabab Oman will have a complement of 58, with an additional 34 trainees.[2]

History

Shabab Oman was designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1] Her keel was laid in March 2013.[2] She was built by Damen Shipyards, Galaţi, Romania and launched on 2 December 2013. The IMO Number 9662715 was allocated.[3] In January 2014, she was towed to Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Vlissingen, Netherlands for fitting out, including the fitting of her masts, the tallest of which will measure 50 metres (160 ft). She is due to enter service with the Royal Navy of Oman in August 2014.[1] Shabab Oman will replace the current RNOV Shabab Oman when she enters service.[2]

References

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