|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comm||Fate|
|Castilla (ex-Paul Revere, ex-Diamond Mariner)||TA21, 1986- L21||New York SB, Camden, USA||15.5.1952||11.4.1953||22.12.1953 // 3.9.1958 // 17.1.1980||stricken 6.1998|
|Aragón (ex-Francis Marion, ex-Prairie Mariner)||TA22, 1986- L22||New York SB, Camden, USA||1953||13.2.1954||25.5.1954 // 6.7.1961 // 11.7.1980||stricken 11.2000|
|Displacement standard, t||
|Displacement full, t||
|No of shafts||
1 set De Laval geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
4 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, helicopter deck
1657 troops, 1900 t of cargo, 7 LCM(6), 5 LCVP, 3 LCP(L)
L21: SPS-12, SPS-10, 4x SPG-34 radars, WLR-1, ULQ-6 ECM suites, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL
L22: SPS-40, SPS-10, 4x SPG-34 radars, WLR-1, ULQ-6 ECM suites, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL
Paul Revere, Francis Marion and Tulare, the only new AKA and APA construction of the 1950s, were conversions of 'Mariner' cargo hulls (C4-S-1A). The two attack (personnel) transports were fitted as amphibious squadron flagships or as troop commander or transport division flagships; they could handle landing craft and heavy vehicles with 10t, 30t and 60t cargo booms. In an early example of adaptation to helicopter operation, their helicopter decks were served by cargo elevators. Aragón served as flagship for Amphibious Command.
No significant events.