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TRIEUX tank landing ships (1960 - 1961)


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Dives 1979 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Argens L9003   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 10.7.1958 11.4.1959 27.6.1960 stricken 12.1985
Bidassoa L9004 158 A C de la Seine-Maritime, Le Trait 30.1.1960 29.12.1960 1.10.1961 stricken 4.1987
Trieux L9007   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 25.4.1958 6.12.1958 18.3.1960 stricken 12.1988
Dives L9008   A C de la Seine-Maritime, Le Trait 7.8.1959 28.6.1960 14.4.1961 stricken 4.1986
Blavet L9009   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 19.1.1959 16.1.1960 1.1.1961 stricken 9.1986


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1750

Displacement full, t4225
Length, m

96.6 pp 102.1 oa

Breadth, m

15.5

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 SEMT-Pielstick diesels

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)18500(10)
Armament

L9003, 9004, 9008: 1 x 2 - 120/12 mortar, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3

L9007, 9009: 1 x 2 - 120/12 mortar, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Military load

4 LCVP, tanks or 1000t of cargo, 170 marines

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement85


Standard scale images


<i>Trieux </i>1965
Trieux 1965


Graphics


<i>Dives </i>1979 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Dives 1979 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

Derived from the US Navy's LST, of which several were operated by the Marine Nationale in the postwar period, the Trieux class were designated BDC (Bátiments de Débarquement de Chars). They carried four LCVPs beneath davits on each side of the superstructure. There was fixed accommodation for a maximum of 329 troops, and a further 320 could be carried over short distances. In the logistics role they could carry 1000t of freight, 400t of fresh water and 270t of diesel fuel. MacGregor-type loading hatches were fitted.

Modernizations

late 1960s, Trieux, Blavet: + 2 helicopters (2 Alouette II), hangar fwd of the bridge, helicopter deck

Naval service

No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.