Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL delivered a 3rd naval hospital ship, KRI Dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningra (992) to the Indonesian Navy. The hospital ship was commissioned on 19 January 2023 at Bandar Barat Pier, Surabaya. The Indonesian Navy at the moment operates one South Korean-built hospital ship, KRI Dr Soeharso (990), and one interim hospital ship, KRI Semarang. KRI dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat (992) is the second ship of Sudirohusodo-class hospital ship of the Indonesian Navy. The ship was named after an Indonesian nationwide hero Rajiman Wediodiningrat. Dr Radjiman Wedyodiningrat (21 April 1879 – 20 September 1952) was an Indonesian doctor and one of many founding figures of the Indonesian Republic.

The development of the ship began with the primary metal reducing ceremony on 10 September 2020. Its keel was laid on 21 January 2021. KRI dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat was named and launched in a ceremony on 15 August 2022. On the 16–19 December, the ship bear sea acceptance checks in Java Sea. KRI Dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat has handed a number of acceptance checks after the completion of the development, together with the Harbor Acceptance Take a look at (HAT) and the Sea Acceptance Take a look at (SAT). It culminated in a passable inspection by the ranks of Excessive Officers within the Commodore Inspection exercise in December 2022, which demonstrates the Hospital Ship’s readiness to hold out operational duties and capabilities.


Indonesian Navy Hospital Ship KRI Dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat (992) in the course of the Sea Acceptance Take a look at (SAT).(Picture by PT PAL)

The dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo class has a size of 124 meters and beam of 21.8 meter. The category displacement is 7,290 tonnes. It has a capability of 643 folks, together with 159 sufferers. It has a most velocity of 18 knots, a cruising velocity of 14 knots, and a economical velocity of 12 knots. It might sail as much as 30 days and 10,000 nautical miles. This hospital ship can accommodate 12 several types of operations and is supported by two Ambulance Boats, two LCVP (Touchdown Craft Car Personnel), and one RHIB (Inflexible Hull Inflatable Boat). The ship has additionally been designed with ‘plug-and-play’ electrical infrastructure for containerized mission modules, comparable to cell energy turbines and desalination tools.

This ship is outfitted with certified well being services comparable to an emergency room, inpatient and isolation rooms, radiology room, supply room and child room, clinic/poly, laboratory, blood financial institution, working room, ICU and HCU, and might carry three helicopters with MTOWs of 11 tonnes every. Moreover working theatres, the ship may have a high-dependency ward, an accident and emergency triage facility, and a polyclinic with radiology, dentistry, and maternity services. A hospital ship is a ship designated for major perform as a floating medical therapy facility or hospital. Most are operated by the navy forces (principally navies) of assorted nations, as they’re meant for use in or close to battle zones.