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Achelous Class, U.S. Landing Craft Repair Ships


Photograph of landing craft repair ship

U.S. National Archives #19-N-78643

Specifications:

Tonnage

3960 tons standard

Dimensions

328' by 50' by 14'
100.0m by 15.24m by 4.27m

Maximum speed     

10 knots

Complement

255

Armament

2x4, 2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
6x2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft General Motors 12-567A diesel (1800 shp)
Range
17,000 nautical miles at 7 knots
31,000 km at 7 knots
Bunkerage
4715 barrels diesel oil

The Achelouses were completed 1943-45. They were LSTs converted to landing craft repair ships. As such, they were stopgaps that were later replaced by converted LSDs, which had the advantage of a floodable well deck. None were lost during the war.


Units in the Pacific:

Amycus converted 1943-7-30 (Richmond)
Agenor converted 1943-8-20 (Vancouver)
Egeria arrived 1944-4-15
Endymion arrived 1944-7
Achilles
converted 1944-8-21

Achelous

converted 1944-10 (Sydney)

Coronis

arrived 1945-1-15

Creon

arrived 1945-3-19

Minotaur

arrived 1945-4
Pandemus       arrived 1945-4-14
Poseidon arrived 1945-5

Numitor

arrived 1945-5-20
Stentor arrived 1945-6-4

Romulus

arrived 1945-6-20

Sphinx

arrived 1945-6-23

References

DANFS

Dranidis (2007; accessed 2012-11-30)

NavSource (2006)


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