Kalaat Beni-Abbes

Amphibious Ship

San Giusto Class

The Kalaat Beni-Abbes is a landing platform dock (LPD) ship, developed as a technological enhancement of the Italian "San Giusto" amphibious class vessel and retaining and perfecting some of the latter’s most significant features. The most important of these is the presence of an internal floodable dock, capable of accommodating a ready-to-go chaland (a 20-metre landing craft); the other two landing craft of the same size can travel attached to the ship's deck, and can be deployed using a system of davits. If necessary, the dock can be emptied to accommodate other types of vehicles.

Commissioning  Algerian Navy

Technical Information

main characteristics

Length overall

142.90 m

Length between perpendiculars

127.60 m


21.50 m

Depth to flight deck

16.20 m

Depth to garage deck

7.70 m

Full load displacement

abt. 8,800 t

Main diesel engines

2 x 6,000 kW

Maximum speed

20 kn

Range at 15 kn

7,000 nm


152 people


438 + 12 people


Flight Deck

• 2 landing spots for EH101

• 2 take-off for EH101 & Super Lynx-type helicopters


recovery of Super Lynx helicopters type

Hangar/Garage deck

up to 465 m (garage + fore area of flight deck)

Hospital area

abt. 250 m²

Floodable dock

dimensions abt. 20.50 x 7 m

Vehicle ramps

1 stern + 1 side

combat system

1 Combat Management System

1 Identification Friend or Foe Phased Array + Transponder

2 X-Band Navigation Radars

1 Navigation System

1 Helo Deck Radar

1 Fire Control System

1 Electronic Warfare System

1 Anti-Air Warfare Decoy Launching System (2 launchers)

1 76/62 SR Main Gun

2 25 mm Machine Guns

1 Ship to Air Missile (1 x 8 + 1 x 8 fitted for) + Multifunctional Radar

1 Integrated Communication System