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KRIEGSMARINE (GERMANY)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

LCT(1) type tank landing craft (1940/1943-1944)

Lok-Fähre 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
GD06 (ex-TLC3)   Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne, UK     12/1940 // 9/1944 surrendered 5/1945, to United Kingdom 5/1945
Lok-Fähre (ex-TLC1 or TLC16)   Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK or Scotts, Greenock, UK     12/1940 // 1943 sunk 10/10/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

226

Displacement full, t

372

Length, m

46.2

Breadth, m

8.84

Draught, m

1.76 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Hall-Scott petrol engines

Power, h. p.

840

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

petrol 16 600 l

Endurance, nm(kts) 900(10)

Armament

Lok-Fähre: 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon

GD06: 1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/35, 2 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

Military load

Lok-Fähre: 3 Pz.V tanks or 6 Pz.III tanks or 250 t of cargo

Complement

 

Ship project history: ex-British LCT (TLC3 sunk by bombers 11/10/1943 and TLC1 wrecked 22/4/1941 or TLC16 sunk by bombers 2/6/1941), salvaged by Germans and commissioned. GD06 served as coast guard ship.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14