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


Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1625

Displacement full, t4080
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 shafts2
Machinery

2 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

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement111


Standard scale images


<i>Liamone</i> 1950
Liamone 1950


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.