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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

CABO SAN ANTONIO tank landing ship (1978)

Cabo San Antonio 1990

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Cabo San Antonio Q42 AFNE, Rio Santiago 15/9/1967 20/7/1968 1/11/1978 deleted 1997

 

Displacement standard, t

4300

Displacement full, t

8000

Length, m

129.8 wl 134.7 oa

Breadth, m

18.9

Draught, m

5.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

6 diesels

Power, h. p.

13700

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

3 x 4 - 40/60 Mk 2, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

4 LCVP, 23 tanks, 700 troops

Sensors AWS-1, nav. radars
Complement 124

Ship project history: Very similar to US De Soto County LSTs, differed mainly by armament and in having 60t heavy-lift king post set.

Modernizations: 1988: - AWS-1 radar; + SPS-10 radar

Naval service: Cabo San Antonio was inoperable since late 1980s due to main engines problems but was finally deleted only in 1997.

Cabo San Antonio 1978

Ivan Gogin, 2017