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Amvrakia 1974

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Άκτιον [Aktion] (ex-MMC6, ex-LSM301) N04   Charleston N Yd, USA 10/1944 19.11.1944 1.1945 // 12.1953 stricken 10.2000
Αμβρακία [Amvrakia] (ex-MMC7, ex-LSM303) N05   Charleston N Yd, USA 10/1944 14.11.1944 1.1945 // 12.1953 stricken 8.2002


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

720

Displacement full, t1100
Length, m

59.9 wl 62.1 oa

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts2
Machinery

4 General Motors 16-278A diesels

Power, h. p.

2880

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil 60

Endurance, nm(kts)3500(12)
Armament

4 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 100 - 300 mines

Electronic equipment

Decca 1226C radar

Complement65


Standard scale images


<i>Aktion </i>1975
Aktion 1975


Graphics


<i>Amvrakia</i> 1974
Amvrakia 1974


Project history

Former USN LSM1 class medium landing ships, converted to minelayers before transfer. Mines were handled by derricks fore and aft.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.