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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

BDM1 medium landing ships (1944/1948)

LSM267 1946

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
BDM1 (ex-LSM267) 1959- Q69 Federal, Newark, USA 1944 1944 8/1944 // 2/1948 deleted 1969
BDM2 (ex-LSM86), 1968- Corrientes 1959- Q70 Brown SB, Houston, USA 1944 1944 10/1944 // 2/1948 minelayer 1968, deleted 1972

 

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

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

Complement 60

Ship project history: USN war-built LSMs. BDM2 was converted to minelayer in 1968.

Modernizations: 1968, Corrientes: - military load; + mines

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2015