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OTTER support landing ships (1945 / 1958)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Otter (ex-Smyrna River, ex-LSM(R)532) L754   Brown SB, Houston, USA 6/1945 7/7/1945 10/1945 // 5/8/1958 stricken 9/1967
Natter (ex-Thames River, ex-LSM(R)534) L755   Brown SB, Houston, USA 6/1945 7/1945 10/1945 // 5/8/1958 stricken 12/1967


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

994

Displacement full, t1175
Length, m

59.9 wl 62.0 oa

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

2.06

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2800

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 4 x 1 - 107/9.5 chemical mortars, 5 x 2 - 127 automatic rocket launchers

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement

143



Standard scale images


<i>Otter </i>1965
Otter 1965


Ship project history


Former USN LSM(R)501 class support landing ships, commissioned by Bundesmarine as Type 551.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.