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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

Y-LIGHTER type landing craft (1915) 

Names

Y1 - 90

No1 - 20

Builders

 

Completed

3-4/1915: Y1 - 60

5-6/1915: Y61 - 90

1915: No1 - 20

Losses

unknown

Transfers

unknown

Discarding by 1919 - 1920: all survived

 

Displacement normal, t

Y1 - 29, 61 - 90: ~4.5

Y30- 60: 3.5

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

Y1 - 90: 10.4

No1 - 20: 21.8

Breadth, m

Y1 - 90: 3.36

No1 - 20: 6.10

Draught, m

Y1 - 90: 0.99

No1 - 20: 1.07

No of shafts

none or 1 out-board motor

Machinery

none or 1 out-board motor

Power, h. p.

0 or ?

Max speed, kts

- or ?

Fuel, t

none or petrol

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

none

Capacity

troops

Complement  

Ship project history: Box-like shells intended for carrying troops and equipment to be towed or fitted with special out-board motors. Y1-29 and 61-90 were built of steel Y30-60 were built of wood. Another 20 steel barges were built for service in Mesopotamia, these vessels were also dumb and were towed by river craft.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10