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REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM NAVY (SOUTH VIETNAM)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS

HÁT GIANG medium landing ships (1944/1955-1965)

Hat Giang 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hát Giang (ex-L9012, ex-T-LSM335, ex-LSM335) HQ400 Pullman Standard Car, Chicago, USA 7/1944 10/11/1944 12/1944 // 12/1955 escaped to Philippines 4/1975 (Western Samar)
Hàn Giang (ex-L9011, ex-LSM110) HQ401 Brown SB, Houston, USA 10/1944 28/10/1944 11/1944 // 12/1955 escaped to Philippines 4/1975, BU
Lam Giang (ex-L9019, ex-LSM226) HQ402 Dravo, Wilmington, USA 1944 1944 9/1944 // 10/1956 scuttled 2/5/1975
Ninh Giang (ex-L9051, ex-LSM85) HQ403 Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 10/1944 // 10/1956 captured by North Vietnam 30/4/1975 (Ninh Gang)
Hương Giang (ex-Oceanside, ex-LSM175) HQ404 Charleston N Yd, USA 7/1944 3/8/1944 9/1944 // 8/1961 escaped to Philippines 4/1975 (Batanes)
Tiền Giang (ex-LSM313) HQ405 Pullman Standard Car, Chicago, USA 3/1944 24/5/1944 6/1944 // 6/1962 captured by North Vietnam 30/4/1975 (Tien Gang)
Hậu Giang (ex-LSM276) HQ406 Federal, Newark, USA 1944 1944 10/1944 // 6/1965 scuttled 5/1975, to North Vietnam (Hau Giang)

 

Displacement standard, t

520

Displacement full, t

1095

Length, m

59.9 wl 62.0 oa

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

landing: 1.07 fore, 2.13 aft

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 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

Sensors radar
Complement 73

Ship project history: Former USN LCM1 class medium landing ships, HQ400 and 401 fitted as LSM(H) (landing ship medium, hospital). First four ship were transferred by France, last three by USA.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Lam Giang

Hát Giang

Ivan Gogin, 2016