Type of ship : Multi Purpose Command Support
Pennant number : 1504
Builder : Korea Tacoma Marine Industries Ltd
Launch date : 16 Sep 82
Commissioning date: 16 May 83
Displacement: 4500 tonnes
Dimension: Length – 103 metres
Beam – 15 metres
Draught – 4.7 metres
Propulsion: 2 x Deutz SBV 6M 540, providing a
maximum speed in excess of 16
Armaments: 2 x 57mm Gun
2 x 20mm Gun
Complement: 15 Officers and 165 men
Capabilities: a. Sea transport of an
assortment of ammunition
b. Sea transport of both tracked
and wheeled military vehicles
THE SHIP’S NAME
The ship’s name originates from the name of the first Raja (Ruler) of Kedah who became the first muslim Raja of Kedah and was named Sultan Muzaffar Shah. Kedah is one of the 13 states of Malaysia, situated at the north of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of over a million and covering an area of 9,425 square kilometres. Sultan Muzaffar Shah ruled Kedah for approximately 55 years between 1136 to 1179. During his reign he spread Islam throughout Kedah. The name Kedah Darul Aman also came into being during his reign Kedah at that time was a famous port for merchants from Arabia, Persia, India and China.
All Royal Malaysian Navy ship carry the prefix KD ( Kapal DiRaja ) meaning His Majesty Ship, Malaysia being a constitutional monarchy modelled along the Westminster system of goverment.
On behalf of all officers and men of KD MAHAWANGSA, Royal Malaysian Navy, I bid you our hearties welcome and hope that your time onboard will be an informative as well as pleasant one. For reason of security and the interest of your personal safety, some parts of the ship may be placed out bount to you. I do apologise for these restriction. Pleasa take heed of the instruction given to you by our crew members assigned to guide you.
Royal Malaysian Navy
LK I KOM (KMT) AKMAL RAFI BIN ANIFAH