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GENERAL FRANK S. BESSON, JR. tank landing ships of US Army (1988 - 1994)


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CW3 Harold C. Clinger 2000

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
LSV1 Gen. Frank S. Besson, Jr. C095 Halter Marine, Moss Point, Escatawpa 16.1.1987 30.6.1987 20.1.1988 in service (2019)
LSV2 CW3 Harold C. Clinger C096 Halter Marine, Moss Point, Escatawpa   16.9.1987 20.4.1988 in service (2019)
LSV3 Gen. Brehon B. Somervell C097 Halter Marine, Moss Point, Escatawpa   18.11.1987 26.7.1988 in service (2019)
LSV4 Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker C098 Halter Marine, Moss Point, Escatawpa   11.1.1988 1.9.1988 in service (2019)
LSV5 MGen. Charles P. Gross M240 Halter Marine, Moss Point, Escatawpa   11.7.1990 30.4.1991 in service (2019)
LSV6 Sp. 4 James A. Loux M245 Halter Marine, Moss Point, Escatawpa   7.4.1994 5.7.1995 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t1786
Displacement full, t4266
Length, m

78.0 pp 83.1 oa

Breadth, m

18.3

Draught, m

1.75 light 3.66 max loaded

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 General Motors EMD 16-645-E2 diesels

Power, h. p.3900
Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil 524

Endurance, nm(kts)8350(11)
Armament

2 x 1 - 12.7/90

Military load1815 t of vehicles and cargo
Electronic equipment2x SPS-64(v)2 radars
Complement29


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<i>General Frank S. Besson, Jr. </i>2000
General Frank S. Besson, Jr. 2000


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<i>CW3 Harold C. Clinger </i>2000
CW3 Harold C. Clinger 2000


Project history

Vehicle landing ships built for and used by US Army. Intended to transport 816 - 1815t of vehicles or containers (48 TEU) on 975m² cargo deck. Bow and stern ramps are 8.23m-width, bow is 15.2m-long and stern 4.87m. There is a 5.18m-high cargo space beneath the superstructure.

Modernizations

1999-2003, all: - 2x SPS-64(v)2 radars; + 2x Decca BridgeMaster-E ARPA radars.

Naval service

No significant events.