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AVON tank landing craft (1960 - 1967)


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Avon 1980 Special thanks to Adrian Palmer for the information

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
Avon RPL01   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1960 for disposal 1984
Bude RPL02   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1962 for disposal 1983
Clyde RPL03   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1962 for disposal 1986
Dart RPL04   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1962 for disposal 1987
Eden RPL05   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1962 for disposal 1994
Forth RPL06   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1962 for disposal 1994
Glen RPL07   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1962 stricken 1980
Humber RPL08   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1962 stricken 1980
Itchen RPL09   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1962 for disposal 1987
Kennet RPL10   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1967 for disposal 1984
Lodden RPL11   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1967 for disposal 1984
Medway RPL12   White & Saunders-Roe, Isle of Wight     1967 for disposal 1994


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t

100

Length, m

22.0

Breadth, m6.20
Draught, m

1.70

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 diesels

Power, h. p.870
Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

none

Military load

1 main battle tank

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement6


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<i>Avon </i>1980 <i>Special thanks to Adrian Palmer for the information</i>
Avon 1980 Special thanks to Adrian Palmer for the information


Ship project history


Ramp powered lighters, available for short coastal hauls.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

Special thanks to Adrian Palmer for the information