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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFTS

LCP(L) landing craft (1943-1945/1964-1981, 1970s)

LCP(L)

 

Names

17 units (16 LCP(L) and 1 LCP(R))

Builders

USA: 9 units (8 LCP(L) and 1 LCP(R))

Bazán, Cartagena: 8 units (LCP(L)4-7, 10-13)

Commissioned

1942 - 1945 // 1964 - 1965: 8 LCP(L) and 1 LCP(R)

1970s: 8 LCP(L)

Losses

None

Transfers

None

Discarding

late 1980s: 7 units

1990s: 10 units

 

Displacement light, t

5.9

Displacement full, t

8.2

Length, m

11.2

Breadth, m

3.30

Draught, m

1.07

No of shafts

1

Machinery

diesel or petrol engine

Power, h. p.

150 - 250

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil or petrol

Endurance, nm (kts)

50(8) or 130(8)

Armament

2 x 1 - 7.6/90
Military load 30 - 36 troops or 3 - 3.7 t of cargo

Complement

3

   

Ship project history: USN LCP(L) and LCP(R)  type landing craft, transferred on board of amphibious transports and tank landing ships. Later 8 craft were built in Spain.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: None.

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