NAVYPEDIA



HOME
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD
GREECE
AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT
KASSOS tank landing craft (1943-1944/1959-1960)


Photo



Kythnos 1971

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Κάσος [Kasos] (ex-LCU1382, ex-LSU1382, ex-LCT1382) L145   Mare Island N Yd, Vallejo, USA 10.1944 25.11.1944 11.1944 // 1962 stricken 6.1991
Κάρπαθος [Karpathos] (ex-LCU1379, ex-LSU1379, ex-LCT1379) L146   Mare Island N Yd, Vallejo, USA 9.1944 16.11.1944 11.1944 // 1962 stricken 6.1991
Κίμωλος [Kimolos] (ex-LCU971, ex-LSU971, ex-LCT971) L147   Mare Island N Yd, Vallejo, USA 11.1943 30.1.1944 2.1944 // 1962 stricken 9.1992
Κέα [Kea] (ex-LCU1229, ex-LSU1229, ex-LCT1229) L148   Bison SB, North Tonawanda, USA 8.1944 6.9.1944 9.1944 // 1961 stricken 7.1990
Κύθνος [Kythnos] (ex-LCU763, ex-LSU763, ex-LCT763) L149   Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 10.1943 1.12.1943 12.1943 // 1961 stricken 3.1993
Σίφνος [Sifnos] (ex-YFU58, ex-LCU677, ex-LSU677, ex-LCT677) L150   Pidgeon Thomas Iron, Memphis, USA 2.1944 8.3.1944 3.1944 // 1961 stricken 3.1993
Σκόπελος [Skopelos] (ex-LCU852, ex-LSU852, ex-LCT852) L151   Darby Products, Kansas City, USA 11.1943 24.12.1943 1.1944 // 1959 stricken 1992
Σκιάθος [Skiathos] (ex-LCU827, ex-LSU827, ex-LCT827) L152   Kansas City Steel, USA 3.1944 30.3.1944 4.1944 // 1959 stricken 7.1991


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

160 at landing

Displacement full, t

309 - 320

Length, m

32.0 wl 36.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.96

Draught, m

at landing: 1.09 fore, 1.22 aft

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Grey Marine diesels

Power, h. p.

675

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

700 (7)

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Military load

4 medium or 3 heavy tanks or 150 t of cargo

Complement13


Standard scale images


<i>Kasos </i>1970
Kasos 1970


Graphics


<i>Kythnos </i>1971
Kythnos 1971


Project history

Former USN LCT(6) class landing craft tank.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.