L 9525, the first of a planned five LCU-1-class utility landing craft for use with the Netherlands' new 12,750-ton amphibious dock landing ship Rotterdam , was completed this April. Three more (with an option for a fourth) are to have their hulls built at an Eastern European facility and then be outfitted in the Netherlands. The 200-ton full-load-displacement craft are 90-feet long and have a "drive through" capability, with vehicle ramps fore and aft. In her docking well, the Rotterdam can accommodate four LCU-1s, each able to carry 130 fully equipped troops or a variety of Royal Netherlands Marine Corps vehicles. Schottel vertical cycloidal propellers fore and aft provide excellent maneuverability. Like all landing craft assigned to the Dutch Marines, the new LCU-1 is painted olive green and is based at Texel.