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CASTILLA attack cargo ship (1944/1965)

Castilla 1975

Name

No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comm

Fate

Castilla (ex-Achernar), 1980- unnamed

TA21

Federal, Kearny, USA

9/1943

3/12/1943

1/1944 // 2/2/1965

stricken 1987

 

Displacement standard, t

7430

Displacement full, t

11416

Length, m

132.6 wl 139.9 oa

Breadth, m

19.2

Draught, m

7.92 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

General Electric geared steam turbine, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 1553

Endurance, nm (kts)

16046(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 4 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1

Sensors

presumably SF or SG or SH or SL or SO or SU radar

Military load

6 LCM(6), 2 LCM(3), 13 LCVP, 1 LCPL, ~4900 t of cargo, 74 - 78 marines

Complement

404

Ship project history:  USN Andromeda class ship, built in standard type C2-S-B1 hull.

Modernizations: None.

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

Castilla 1970

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