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NAFKRATOUSA dock landing ships (1943-1945/1953-1971)


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Nafkratousa 1973

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Ναυκρατούσα [Nafkratousa] (ex-Eastway) L153   Newport News, USA 11/1942 21.5.1943 9.1943 // 1953 discarded 1971
Ναυκρατούσα [Nafkratousa] (ex-Fort Mandan) L153   Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 3.1944 2.6.1945 10.1945 // 1971 discarded 2.2000


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

4490

Displacement full, t9375
Length, m

138.4 wl 139.5 oa

Breadth, m

22.0

Draught, m

4.83

No of shafts2
Machinery

Nafkratoussa(i): 2 Skinner Uniflow QuiPE, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Nafkratoussa(ii): 2 sets Skinner geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

7000

Max speed, kts

15.4

Fuel, t

oil 1770

Endurance, nm(kts)7400 (15)
Armament

first: 1 x 1 - 76/40 HA/LA Mk 9, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1

second: 2 x 4 - 40/60 Mk 2

Military load3 LCT(5) or 3 LCT(6) or 2 LCT(3) or 2 LCT(4) or 14 LCM(3) or 1450 t of cargo or 41 LVT or 47 DUKW (up to 92 LVT or 108 DUKW if additional decks are installed), 332 marines
Electronic equipment

SPS-6 radar

Complement254


Standard scale images


<i>Nafkratousa </i>1965
Nafkratousa 1965
<i>Nafkratousa </i>1980
Nafkratousa 1980


Graphics


<i>Nafkratousa </i>1973
Nafkratousa 1973


Project history

The first ex-USN LSD to be acquired, Hyperion (LSD9, transferred to RN by lend-lease as Eastway), was taken over by the Greek Navy in 1953 and acted as the HQ Ship for the Greek amphibious forces. She was replaced in 1971 by ex-US Fort Mandan (LSD21), also renamed Nafkratousa, which had received a FRAM I modernization.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.