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ANDREA BAFILE support ship for special forces (1944 / 1968)


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Andrea Bafile 1979  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Andrea Bafile (ex-St. George) A5314, 1973- L9871   Todd, Tacoma, USA 4.8.1943 14.2.1944 24.7.1944 // 11.12.1968 accommodation vessel 1981


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

10500

Displacement full, t

12610

Length, m

150.0

Breadth, m

21.2

Draught, m

7.24 full load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 set Allis-Chalmers geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 1556

Endurance, nm(kts)

13400(13)

Armament

2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 1 - 2 AB-212 helicopters

Electronic equipment

 

Complement

58



Standard scale images


<i>Andrea Bafile </i>1980
Andrea Bafile 1980


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<i>Andrea Bafile</i> 1979  
Andrea Bafile 1979  


Project history

Former USN seaplane tender of Kenneth Whiting class, transferred to Italy and converted to a support ship for special forces.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Finally Andrea Bafile was sold for scrap in 1995.