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ARAGÓN attack transport (1944/1964)

Aragón 1975

Name

No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comm

Fate

Aragón (ex-Noble), 1980- unnamed

TA11

Permanent Metals, Richmond, USA

7/1944

18/10/1944

11/1944 // 19/12/1964

stricken 1987

 

Displacement standard, t

6720

Displacement full, t

12450

Length, m

133.1 wl 138.7 oa

Breadth, m

18.9

Draught, m

7.32 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Westinghouse geared steam turbine, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

oil 1177

Endurance, nm (kts)

14700(16)

Armament

1 x 4 - 40/60 Mk 2, 4 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1

Sensors

SPS-6 radar

Military load

2 LCM(6), 22 LCVP, 1 LCPL, 1 LCPR, 1800 t of cargo, 1596 marines

Complement

536

 Ship project history: Former Haskell class transports, built in standard "Victory"-type VC-2-S-AP5 hulls.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1980 the ship was laid up and unnamed, her name was transferred to other assault transport.

Aragón 1971

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