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ALANO small amphibious fire support ships (1944 / 1951)


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Molosso 1970  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Alano (ex-LSSL34, ex-LCS(L)34) L9851   Commercial Iron Works, Portland, USA 8.1944 16.9.1944 9.1944 // 7.1951 discarded 8.1971
Bracco (ex-LSSL38, ex-LCS(L)38) L9852   Commercial Iron Works, Portland, USA 9.1944 1.10.1944 10.1944 // 7.1951 discarded 7.1974
Mastino (ex-LSSL62, ex-LCS(L)62) L9853   Albina, Portland, USA 9.1944 23.10.1944 12.1944 // 7.1951 discarded 7.1974
Molosso (ex-LSSL63, ex-LCS(L)63) L9854   Albina, Portland, USA 10.1944 2.11.1944 12.1944 // 7.1951 discarded 7.1974
Segugio (ex-LSSL64, ex-LCS(L)64) L9855   Albina, Portland, USA 10.1944 7.11.1944 12.1944 // 7.1951 discarded 7.1974
Spinone (ex-LSSL118, ex-LCS(L)118) L9856   George Lawley, Neponset, USA 10.1944 6.11.1944 11.1944 // 7.1951 discarded 7.1974


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

250

Displacement full, t

387

Length, m

46.6 wl 48.2 oa

Breadth, m

7.21

Draught, m

1.70 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

8 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

2320

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 76

Endurance, nm(kts)

5500 (12)

Armament

2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 10 x 1 - 127 Mk 7 RL

Electronic equipment

SU radar

Complement71


Standard scale images


<i>Alano </i>1960
Alano 1960


Graphics


<i>Molosso</i> 1970  
Molosso 1970  


Project history

Former USN LCS(L)3 landing support craft, transferred under MDAP.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.