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AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

VELASCO tank landing ships (1952-1954/1971-1972)

Velasco 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Velasco (ex-Terrebonne Parish) L11 Bath Iron Wks, USA 2/1/1952 9/8/1952 21/11/1952 // 29/10/1971 stricken 1994
Martín Álvarez (ex-Wexford County) L12 Christy SB, Sturgeon Bay, USA 27/2/1952 28/11/1953 15/6/1954 // 29/10/1971 stricken 1995
Conde de Venadito (ex-Tom Green County) L13 Bath Iron Wks, USA 2/9/1952 2/7/1953 12/9/1953 // 5/1/1972 stricken 1990

 

Displacement standard, t

2590

Displacement full, t

5777

Length, m

117.1

Breadth, m

17.1

Draught, m

4.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 15000(9)

Armament

3 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, helicopter deck

Military load 10 tanks or 17 LVTPs or 2000t of cargo, 395 marines, 3 LCVP, 1 LCPL

Sensors

SPS-10, 2x SPG-34, nav. radars

Complement

205

Ship project history: Former USN tank landing ships of Terrebonne Parish class. Permanently purchased 17/5/1978.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Martín Álvarez 1976

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