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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

BDT1 tank landing ships (1944-1945/1947-1959)

LST870 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
BDT1 (ex-LST870), 2/1959- Cabo San Bartolomé Q41 Jeffersonville, USA 11/1944 15/12/1944 1/1945 // 3/1948 stricken 1972
BDT2 (ex-LST995), 2/1959- Cabo San Diego Q42 Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 3/1944 2/5/1944 5/1944 // 3/1948 stricken 8/1963
BDT3 (ex-LST998), 2/1959- Cabo San Francisco de Paula Q43 Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 4/1944 14/5/1944 5/1944 // 1948 stricken 1964
BDT4 (ex-LST872), 2/1959- Cabo San Gonzalo Q44 Jeffersonville, USA 11/1944 28/12/1944 1/1945 // 1948 stricken 11/1979
BDT5 (ex-LST801), 2/1959- Cabo Buen Tiempo Q45 Jeffersonville, USA 9/1944 14/10/1944 11/1944 // 1947 stricken 2/1960
BDT6 (ex-LST919), 2/1959- Cabo San Isidro Q46 Bethlehem, Hingham, USA 4/1944 17/5/1944 5/1944 // 3/1948 stricken 8/1978
BDT7 (ex-LST994), 2/1959- Cabo San Pablo Q47 Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 3/1944 17/4/1944 5/1944 // 1947 stricken 1965
BDT8 (ex-LST869) Q48 Jeffersonville, USA 10/1944 11/12/1944 1/1945 // 1947 sold 2/1952
BDT9 (ex-LST1057) Q49 Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 2/1945 31/3/1945 5/1945 // 1948 sold 1952
BDT10 (ex-LST1044), 2/1959- Cabo San Pio Q50 Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 11/1944 3/2/1945 3/1945 // 6/1948 Prefectura Naval TS 1963, stricken 12/1980
BDT11 (ex-LST1108), 2/1959- Cabo San Sebastián Q51 Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 12/1944 1/2/1945 2/1945 // 1948 stricken 1963
BDT12 (ex-LST1104) Q52 Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville, USA 12/1944 17/1/1945 2/1945 // 1948 stricken 9/1956
BDT13 Cabo Buen Tiempo Q53 USA      // 1959 stricken 7/1963
BDT14 (ex-LST734), 2/1959- Cabo San Vicente Q54 Dravo, Pittsburgh, USA 1/1944 4/3/1944 4/1944 // 1948 stricken 11/1969

 

Displacement standard, t

1625 - 1780

Displacement full, t

3640 - 4080

Length, m

96.3 wl 100.0 oa

Breadth, m

15.2

Draught, m

landing: 1.19 fore, 3.00 aft, sea-going: 2.30 fore, 4.30 aft

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

1800

Max speed, kts

12.1

Fuel, t

diesel oil 590

Endurance, nm (kts) 24000 (9)

Armament

none

Military load

20 medium tanks (25-t) or 500t of cargo, 163 marines

Sensors

radar

Complement

91 - 125

Ship project history: Former USN LST ships, received by Armada Argentina in 1947-1948 from merchant companies.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Following one data, BDT5 was discarded, and BDT13 was purchased to replace her. Following other data, Cabo Bien Tiempo was redesignated from BDT5 to BDT13.

Ivan Gogin, 2015