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FEARLESS assault ships (2, 1965 - 1967)


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Intrepid 1981 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Fearless L10 1651 Harland & Wolff, Belfast 25/7/1962 19/12/1963 25/11/1965 BU 2008
Intrepid L11 723 John Brown, Clydebank 19/12/1962 25/6/1964 11/3/1967 BU 9/2008


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

11060

Displacement full, t12120
Length, m152.4 wl 158.5 oa
Breadth, m24.4
Draught, m6.30
No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets English Electric geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(20)
Armament

4 x 4 Sea Cat GWS20 SAM (16 Sea Cat), 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, helicopter deck for 5 Wessex (later 4 Sea King)

Military load4 LCM(9), 4 LCVP, 380 - 400 marines (700 overload), 15 tanks, 27 vehicles
Electronic equipmenttype 978, type 993 radars, CAAIS CCS
Complement580


Standard scale images


<i>Intrepid </i>1981
Intrepid 1981
<i>Intrepid </i>1990
Intrepid 1990
<i>Fearless </i>1979
Fearless 1979


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<i>Intrepid</i> 1981 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Intrepid 1981 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


Updated version of the wartime dock landing ship ordered in 1962, simply smaller version of contemporary USN Raleigh class. The principal advantage over the existing LSTs was the seaworthiness, range and capability.

Modernizations


late 1970s, both: - type 993 radar; + type 994 radar, UA-A1 ECM suite, 2x Corvus decoy RL

late 1980s, Intrepid: - 2 x 4 Sea Cat GWS20 SAM, 2 x 1 - 40/60; + 2 x 2 - 30/75 GCM-A03, 2 x 1 - 20/90 GAM-B01

late 1980s, both: - type 978 radar; + type 1006 radar

1990, Fearless: - 4 x 4 Sea Cat GWS20 SAM, 2 x 1 - 40/60, UA-A1 ECM suite, 2x Corvus decoy RL, CAAIS CCS; + 2 x 2 - 30/75 GCM-A03, 2 x 6 - 20/76 Phalanx Mk 15, 2 x 1 - 20/90 GAM-B01, 2x Mk 90 radars, Mentor-A ECM suite, 8x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, DLF(2) floating decoy launcher, Nautis-M CCS

Naval service


No significant events.

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