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AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFTS

K1 landing lighters (1915-1916/1921-1925)

 

K1 1921

     

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
K1 (ex-X4)   Ropner, Stockton, UK   6/1915 1915 // 1921 sunk 8/9/1925
K2 (ex-X6)   Head Wrightson, Middlesbrough, UK   1915 1915 // 1921 auxiliary 5/1941
K3 (ex-X13)   Laing, Sunderland, UK   1915 1915 // 1921 lost 1925/35
K4 (ex-X14)   Austin, Sunderland, UK   8/5/1915 1915 // 1921 lost 1925/35
K5 (ex-X16)   Austin, Sunderland, UK   2/6/1915 1915 // 1921 lost 1925/35
K6 (ex-X17)   Austin, Sunderland, UK   10/6/1915 1915 // 1921 lost 1925/35
K7 (ex-X26)   Craig Taylor, Stockton, UK   2/7/1915 1915 // 1921 lost 1925/35
K8 (ex-X50)   Richardson Duck, Thornaby, UK   8/5/1915 1915 // 1921 auxiliary 5/1941
K9 (ex-X63)   Sunderland SB, South Dock, UK   1915 1915 // 1921 auxiliary 5/1941
K10 (ex-X74)   Short, Pallion, UK   1915 1915 // 1921 auxiliary 5/1941
K11 (ex-X91)   Caledon, Dundee, UK   1915 1915 // 1924 sunk 8/9/1925
K12 (ex-X108)   Northumberland, Howden, UK   1915 1915 // 1924 auxiliary 5/1941
K13 (ex-X109)   Northumberland, Howden, UK   1915 1915 // 1924 auxiliary 5/1941
K14 (ex-X129)   Goole SB, UK   1915 1915 // 1924 auxiliary 5/1941
K15 (ex-X141)   Doxford, Pallion, UK   26/3/1915 1915 // 1924 auxiliary 5/1941
K16 (ex-X148), later K28   Doxford, Pallion, UK   28/5/1915 1915 // 1924 auxiliary 5/1941
K17 (ex-X153)   Doxford, Pallion, UK   29/6/1915 1915 // 1925 lost 1925/35
K18 (ex-X170)   Beardmore, Dalmuir, UK   1915 8/1915 // 1925 auxiliary 5/1941
K19 (ex-X172)   Beardmore, Dalmuir, UK   1915 8/1915 // 1925 auxiliary 5/1941
K20 (ex-X173)   Beardmore, Dalmuir, UK   1915 8/1915 // 1925 auxiliary 5/1941
K21 (ex-X174)   Beardmore, Dalmuir, UK   1915 8/1915 // 1925 damaged 8/9/1925, never repaired
K22 (ex-X186)   Caird, Greenock, UK   1915 1915 // 1925 damaged 8/9/1925, never repaired
K23 (ex-X190)   Caird, Greenock, UK   1915 1915 // 1925 auxiliary 5/1941
K24 (ex-X200)   Wrightson, Middlesbrough, UK   6/1915 1915 // 1925 lost 1925/35
K25 (ex-X205)   George Brown, Greenock, UK   1916 1916 // 1925 auxiliary 5/1941
K26 (ex-X221)   Simons, Renfrew, UK   9/1916 9/1916 // 1925 auxiliary 5/1941

 

Displacement normal, t

K1 - 24: 160

X25, 26: 137

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

K1 - 24: 32.2

K25, 26: 29.6

Breadth, m

K1 - 24: 6.40

K25, 26: 6.10

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Bolinder semi-diesel

Power, h. p.

60

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(12)

Armament

none

Capacity

300 troops or 150 t of cargo

Complement 15

Ship project history: For landing operations in Morocco Spaniards bought in Great Britain 27 landing barges of X type. First batch (K1-10) was transferred at Gibraltar in 1921, remaining in Great Britain in 1924-1925.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Barges shared in well-known landing in bay Aluchemas 8/9/1925 when, in particular, for the first time in the world have been used for landing of tanks (Renault FT). After that they were used mainly as harbour crafts. 16 survived barges in 1936 got under the control of Republicans (it was possible to use on direct purpose no more than ten). Four of them (K12, 14-16) were used at landing at Mallorca in August, 1936. Thus K12, 14 and 16 were abandoned at evacuation of Republican forces from island and came into the hands of Nationalists, being used then coastal shipping on Balearic islands. K14 foundered in February, 1937 during a storm at Palma (Mallorca), but was salvaged and in 1940 commissioned again. K13 and 25 were used by Nationalists as patrols in strait of Gibraltar. During WWII K16 and 18 were converted to minelayers. Last barge of this type, K19, was stricken in 1962.

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