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QUARTO landing ship (1968)


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Quarto 1972  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Quarto A5302, 1973- L9881   Arsenale Taranto 19.3.1966 18.6.1967 18.3.1968 test vessel A5314 1.1975
Marsala A5303   Arsenale Taranto 18.3.1967 --- --- cancelled 1968
Caprera A5304   Arsenale Taranto 1968? --- --- cancelled 1968


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

764

Displacement full, t980
Length, m

69.0

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts3
Machinery

3 diesels

Power, h. p.

2300

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)1300(13)
Armament

2 x 2 - 40/70 Breda type 106

Military load2 LCVP, tanks, troops
Electronic equipmentSPQ-2, RAN-3L radars
Complement 


Standard scale images


<i>Quarto </i>1968
Quarto 1968


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<i>Quarto</i> 1972  
Quarto 1972  


Project history

Quarto was intended to be the first of a large class of landing ship, intermediate in size between LSTs and LSMs. The two planned sister ships fell victim to the 1968 cuts. Two projected ships, Lombardo and Piemonte, were cancelled altogether. Reportedly Quarto was less than successful.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

In 1975 she became a missile test ship, her 40mm guns removed. She was finally stricken 31 February 1992.