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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

LAÏTA tank landing ships (1943 - 1945 / 1947 - 1951)

Liamone 1950

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Liamone (ex-LST326) L9000 Philadelphia N Yd, USA 11/1942 11/2/1943 2/1943 // 4/1946 stricken 1951
Laïta (ex-LST177) L9001 Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 2/1943 16/5/1943 6/1943 // 4/1946 stricken 7/1964
Orne (ex-LST508) L9002 Jeffersonville, USA 9/1943 10/11/1943 1/1944 // 1/1947 stricken 2/1962
Vire (ex-LST347) L9003 Norfolk N Yd, Portsmouth, USA 11/1942 7/2/1943 2/1943 // 1/1948 stricken 1/1957
Rance (ex-LST(H)223, ex-LST223) L9004 Chicago Bridge, Seneca, USA 3/1943 24/8/1943 9/1943 // 3/1947 stricken 1962
Odet (ex-LST815) L9005 Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 8/1944 7/10/1944 10/1944 // 5/1948 stricken 8/1962
Chéliff (ex-LST874) L9006 Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 10/1944 25/11/1944 12/1944 // 1948 stricken 1969
Adour (ex-LST860) L9007 Chicago Bridge, Seneca, USA 9/1944 19/12/1944 1/1945 // 1949 stricken 1955
Golo (ex-LST973) L9008 Bethlehem, Hingham, USA 11/1944 27/12/1944 1/1945 // 11/1951 stricken 1960

 

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

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 590

Endurance, nm (kts) 24000 (9)

Armament

2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 12 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Military load

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

Sensors

radar

Complement

111

Ship project history: Former USN LST type landing ships, transferred under MDAP.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Adour was badly damaged through sinking 17/5/1951 at Nha Trang (Vietnam) but was repaired and later used as accommodation ship.

Ivan Gogin, 2015