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AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

AKA tank landing ship (1943/1950)

Aka 1950

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
أكا <Aka> (ex-LST178)   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 2/1943 23/5/1943 6/1943 // 1950 scuttled 1/11/1956

  

Displacement standard, t

1625

Displacement full, t

4080

Length, m

96.3 wl 100.0 oa

Breadth, m

15.2

Draught, m

landing: 1.19 fore, 3.00 aft, sea-going: 2.30 fore, 4.30 aft

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

1800

Max speed, kts

12.1

Fuel, t

diesel oil 590

Endurance, nm (kts) 24000 (9)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 21, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

4 LCVP, 20 medium tanks (25-t) or 500t of cargo, 163 marines

Sensors

radar

Complement

125

Ship project history: Former British LST(2) class tank landing ship.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Aka was scuttled as blockship near Timsah in the Suez Canal 1/11/1956. Later she was refloated, beached and abandoned.

Ivan Gogin, 2016