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CSB diving support craft (1944-1945/1969)


Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

4 boats

USA: 4 boats

1944-1945 // 1969: 4 boats

unknown

4 boats (to North Vietnam 1975)

none

unknown



Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t

80

Length, m

17.1

Breadth, m

5.72

Draught, m

1.83

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p. 
Max speed, kts

6

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 2 - 12.7/90, diving equipment

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement

11



Project history

Combat salvage boats (CSB), converted from LCM(6) landing craft, configured for river salvage and to support diving operations. Had 10t 'A'-frame fwd.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.