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SSGT ROBERT T. KURODA tank landing ships of US Army (2006 - 2007)


Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
LSV7 SSGT Robert T. Kuroda 1945 Halter Marine, Moss Point, Escatawpa 6.7.2002 21.3.2003 26.8.2006 in service (2019)
LSV8 MGen. Robert Smalls 1952 Halter Marine, Moss Point, Escatawpa 3.2003 21.4.2004 16.9.2007 in service (2019)
LSV9             cancelled 2000


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t5400
Length, m

95.8 wl 97.2 oa

Breadth, m

18.3

Draught, m

3.95

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 Caterpillar 3516B diesels

Power, h. p.4520
Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)5500(8)
Armament

6 x 1 - 12.7/90

Military load12 tanks or 2000 t of vehicles and cargo
Electronic equipment2x Decca BridgeMaster-E ARPA radars
Complement 


Standard scale images


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


Project history

Longer variant of LSV1 class. Have 23.2x5.5m articulating bow ramp. 980m² deck area can hold 2000t of equipment, including 12 main battle tanks or 50 20ft containers. Third ship, LSV9, was cancelled.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.