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SHEVA medium landing ships (1944-1945/1970)


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1976

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
שבא [Sheva] (ex-LSM...) F91   USA     1944-46 // 1970 stricken 1984
אופיר [Ofir] (ex-LSM...) F93   USA     1944-46 // 1970 stricken 1984
תרשיש [Tarshish] (ex-LSM...) F95   USA     1944-46 // 1970 stricken 1984


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 equipmentradar
Complement60


Standard scale images


<i>Sheva </i>1970
Sheva 1970


Graphics


1976
1976


Project history

Former USN LSM class medium landing ships, purchased from merchant service.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.

1976