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ABY (LCM) class

Country of Origin: Ivory Coast

ship list


 0 ABY class MECHANIZED LANDING CRAFT (LCM)
      (U.S. LCM(8) design)

 Name                 Pendant       Status

 ABY                  .....         Stricken
   (ex-French CTM-15)
 TIAGHA               .....         Stricken
   (ex-French CTM-16)

description

These mechanized landing craft were built in France to a U.S. design. They were completed between 1964 and 1970. Transferred to Ivory Coast in March 1999.

status

None.

builders

 Constructeurs Mecaniques de Normandie, Cherbourg, France

characteristics


 Displacement:       56 tons light
                     150 tons full load
 Dimensions:
      length         78 ft 1 in (23.8 m) overall
      beam           21 ft      ( 6.4 m)
      draft           4 ft 3 in ( 1.3 m) maximum
 Propulsion:         2 Poyaud-Wartsila type 520V8 diesels;
                       480 total bhp; 2 shafts
 Performance:
      speed          9.5 knots
      range          380 nm at 8 knots
 Manning:            6 total
 Military lift:      90 tons
 Combat Systems:
      guns           2 single 12.7-mm machine guns
      radar          1 navigation

issues and notes

None.

operational notes

None.

variants alternative

U.S. LCM(8) class,++,French CTM-2 class

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