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FRENCH NAVY (FRANCE)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

TRIEUX tank landing ships (1960 - 1961)

Trieux 1965

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

 

Displacement standard, t

1750

Displacement full, t

4225

Length, m

96.6 pp 102.1 oa

Breadth, m

15.5

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

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

Sensors

radar

Complement

85

Ship 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.

Dives 1979

Ivan Gogin, 2015