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ARDENNES medium landing ships (1977 - 1978)


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Ardennes 1980 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
Ardennes L4001 417 Brooke Marine, Lowestoft 27/8/1975 29/7/1976 1977 stricken 3/1999
Arakan L4003 418 Brooke Marine, Lowestoft 16/2/1976 23/5/1977 9/6/1978 stricken 3/1999


Technical data


Displacement standard, t870
Displacement full, t1663
Length, m

70.0 pp 72.2 oa

Breadth, m15.0
Draught, m

2.01

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Mirrlees-Blackstone GWSL 8-MGR2 diesels

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil 150

Endurance, nm(kts)2500(10)
Armament

none

Military load

5 tanks, 34 troops or 355 t of cargo

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement35


Standard scale images


<i>Ardennes </i>1990
Ardennes 1990


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<i>Ardennes</i> 1980 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Ardennes 1980 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


They were operated by the Army's Royal Corps of Transport, more as ferries than as warships, although they were designed to replace the wartime LCT(8) type. They were unarmed, but can carry five 70t tanks or up to twenty-four standard 20ft containers, plus thirty-four troops.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.