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IPOPLIARCHOS GRIGOROPOULOS (1944-1945/1958)


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Ipopliarchos Krystallidis 1979

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Υποπλοίαρχος Γρηγορόπουλος [Ipopliarchos Grigoropoulos] (ex-LSM45) L161   Brown SB, Houston, USA 6/1944 30.6.1944 7.1944 // 11.1958 stricken 4.1993
Υποπλοίαρχος Τουρνάς [Ipopliarchos Tournas] (ex-LSM102) L162   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 11.1944 // 11.1958 stricken 1990
Υποπλοίαρχος Δανιόλος [Ipolpiarchos Daniolos] (ex-LSM227) L163   Dravo, Wilmington, USA 7/1944 9.9.1944 10.1944 // 11.1958 stricken 4.1993
Υποπλοίαρχος Ρουσσέν [Ipopliarchos Roussen] (ex-LSM399) L164   Charleston N Yd, USA 12/1944 16.1.1945 8.1945 // 11.1958 stricken 2003
Υποπλοίαρχος Κρυσταλλίδης [Ipopliarchos Krystallidis] (ex-LSM541) L165   Brown SB, Houston, USA 1945 1945 12.1945 // 10.1958 stricken 5.2000
Υποπλοίαρχος Μέρλιν [Ipolpliarchos Merlin] (ex-LSM557) L166   Charleston N Yd, USA 3/1945 10.4.1945 10.1945 // 10.1958 collision 15.11.1972


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

520

Displacement full, t1095
Length, m

59.9 wl 62.0 oa

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

landing: 1.07 fore, 2.13 aft

No of shafts2
Machinery

4 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

2800

Max speed, kts

12.5 - 13.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)4900 (12)
Armament

1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

5 medium or 3 heavy tanks or 6 LVT or 9 DUKW, 48 - 54 marines

Electronic equipmentnav. radar
Complement60


Standard scale images


<i>Ipopliarchos Kristalidis </i>1970
Ipopliarchos Kristalidis 1970


Graphics


<i>Ipopliarchos Krystallidis </i>1979
Ipopliarchos Krystallidis 1979


Project history

Former USN LSM class ships.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Ipopliarchos Merlin sunk 15.11.1972 in 3nm S of Piraeus after collision with supertanker World Hero.