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KANDANOS tank landing craft (1943-1944/1945-1946)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
Κάνδανος  [Kandanos] (ex-LCT587) AB201, 1961- L183   Stockton, Thornaby, UK 1.1943 23.3.1943 4.1943 // 3.1946 stricken 1963
Σοφάδες [Sofades] (ex-LCT594) AB202, 1961- L184   Fairfield, Chepstow, UK   1943 1943 // 3.1946 stricken 1963
Βραχνί [Vraghni] (ex-LCT607)     UK 1942 19.12.1942 1943 // 9.1945 to UK 1953
Μαλακάσι [Malakassi] (ex-LCT619)     UK   24.12.1942 1943 // 9.1945 to UK 1953
Παλαιοχώρι [Palaiochori] (ex-LCT620)     UK   7.1.1943 1943 // 9.1945 to UK 1953
Κομένο [Komeno] (ex-LCT625)     UK   2.2.1943 1943 // 9.1945 to UK 1953
Κύθηρα [Kithera] (ex-LCT1198) L198, 1961- L185   UK   1944 1944 // 9.1946 stricken 2008
Σέριφος [Serifos] (ex-LCT1227) AB246, 1961- L186   UK   1944 1944 // 3.1946 stricken 1963
Ανάφη [Anafi] (ex-LCT1293) AB258, 1961- L187   UK   19.3.1944 1944 // 3.1946 stricken 1963
Θήρα [Thira] (ex-LCT1297) AB260, 1961- L188   UK   31.8.1944 1944 // 10.1946 stricken 1963
Μήλος [Milos] (ex-LCT1300) AB261, 1961- L189   UK   15.10.1944 1944 // 9.1946 stricken 2008
Αμοργός [Amorgas] (ex-LCT1301) AB263, 1961- L190   UK   29.10.1944 1944 // 3.1946 stricken 1963


Technical data


Displacement standard, t350
Displacement full, t640
Length, m

57.1

Breadth, m11.8
Draught, m

1.36 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Paxman diesels

Power, h. p.

920

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil 51

Endurance, nm(kts)1100(8)
Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk IV

1946: 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III

Military load

6 40t or 9 30t tanks or 200 troops or 350 t cargo

Complement12


Standard scale images


<i>Kandanos</i> 1952
Kandanos 1952


Project history

British-built LCT(4)-type tank landing crafts.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Kythera and Milos since 1960s served as personnel transports.