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"LCM(9)"-type mechanized troops landing craft  (L700) (1963 - 1966)


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L3507 1978

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
  L700   Brooke Marine, Lowestoft     1964 stricken early 2000s
  L701   Brooke Marine, Lowestoft     1964 stricken late 2000s
  L702   Brooke Marine, Lowestoft     1965 stricken early 2000s
  L703   Brooke Marine, Lowestoft     1965 sunk 5/1982
  L704   R. Dunston, Thorne     1964 stricken early 2000s
  L705   R. Dunston, Thorne     1965 stricken early 2010s
  L706   R. Dunston, Thorne     1965 stricken early 2000s
  L707   R. Dunston, Thorne     1965 stricken early 2000s
  L708   R. Dunston, Thorne     1966 stricken early 2000s
  L709   R. Dunston, Thorne     1966 stricken early 2010s
  L710   J. Bolson, Poole     1965 stricken early 2000s
  L711   J. Bolson, Poole     1965 stricken early 2010s
  L3507   Vosper, Portsmouth     1963 stricken 1980s
  L3508   Vosper, Portsmouth     1963 stricken early 2000s


Technical data


Displacement standard, t88
Displacement full, t

176

Length, m

27.5

Breadth, m6.80
Draught, m

1.60

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 Paxman diesels

Power, h. p.624
Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

none

Military load

1-2 tanks or 100t of vehicles

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement6


Graphics


<i>L3507 </i>1978
L3507 1978
<i>LCU704 </i>1988
LCU704 1988


Ship project history


Conventional LCM type craft. Four each of L700 series were carried by Fearless and Intrepid.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


L703 was sunk during Falklands war.