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Name: KRI Multatuli
Builder: Ishikawajima-Harima, Tokyo
Laid down: 13 June 1961
Commissioned: August 1961
Status: Active as of 2007
General characteristics
  • Command ship
  • (originally submarine tender)
Displacement: 3,220 tons
Beam: 16 metres (52 ft)
Draught: 6.98 metres (22.9 ft)
Propulsion: 1 x Burmeister and Wain diesel engine, 5,500 brake horsepower (4,100 kW)
Speed: 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph) maximum
Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 134
  • 6 × 37-millimetre (1.5 in) anti-aircraft guns (2 single, 2 twin)
  • 4 × 14.7-millimetre (0.58 in) anti-aircraft guns (2 twin)
Aviation facilities: Helicopter deck

KRI Multatuli (561) is a command ship operated by the Indonesian Navy.[1]

Design and construction

The ship was designed and constructed by Japanese shipbuilder Ishikawajima-Harima.[1] She was laid down at the company's Tokyo shipyard on 13 June 1961.[1] She was commissioned into the Indonesian Navy in August 1961.[2] Originally designed as a submarine support ship, Mulatatuli was converted into a fleet command ship for Eastern Command during the late 1960s.[1]

Multatuli displaces 3,220 tons, is 103 metres (338 ft) long between perpendiculars and 111.35 metres (365.3 ft) in length overall, has a beam of 16 metres (52 ft), and a draught of 6.98 metres (22.9 ft).[1] Propelled by a single Burmeister and Wain diesel engine providing 5,500 brake horsepower (4,100 kW), the vessel can reach a top speed of 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph), and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph).[1] She is armed with six 37-millimetre (1.5 in) anti-aircraft guns in two single and two twin mounts, and four 14.7-millimetre (0.58 in) anti-aircraft guns in two twin mounts.[1] A 76-millimetre (3.0 in) gun was originally fitted aft, but this was replaced by a helicopter platform.[2] A hangar was added in 1998.[2] The ship's company is made up of 134 personnel.[1] The vessel is capable of providing replenishment at sea.[2]

Operational history

Multatuli is operational as of 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Wertheim, Eric, ed. (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th ed.). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. p. 316. ISBN 9781591149552. OCLC 140283156.
  2. ^ a b c d Sharpe, Richard, ed. (1998). Jane's Fighting Ships 1998-99 (101st ed.). Coulsdon, Surrey: Jane's Information Group. p. 321. ISBN 071061795X. OCLC 39372676.