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AINA VAO VAO (LCU) class

Country of Origin: Madagascar

ship list


 0 AINA VAO VAO-class UTILITY LANDING CRAFT (LCU)
   (French EDIC class)

 Name              Commissioned        Status
 AINA VAO VAO      July 15, 1965       Stricken
   (ex-French L-9082)

description

This utility landing craft was transferred from France to Madagascar on Sept. 27, 1985, having been laid up at Tahiti since being stricken from the French navy in 1981. She was given a minor refit by French navy personnel in March 1996.

status

The AINA VAO VAO was removed from service in 2009.

builders

 Chantier de la Pierre, Lorient, France

characteristics

 CREW
   Total                   17 (5 officers + 12 enlisted)

 DISPLACEMENT
   Standard                250 tons
   Full load               670 tons

 DIMENSIONS
   Length                  193 ft 6 in (59.00 m) overall
   Beam                     39 ft 2 in (11.95 m)
   Draft                     5 ft 3 in ( 1.62 m) maximum

 PROPULSION
   Main                    2 x SACM-Wartsila UD30 V12 diesels
   Power                   1,020 total bhp; 2 shafts

 PERFORMANCE
   Speed                   8 knots
   Range                   1,800 nm at 8 knots

 COMBAT SYSTEMS
   Guns                    1 x 12.7-mm machine gun
   Radar                   1 x Racal-Decca 1226 navigation

issues and notes

None.

operational notes

None.

variants alternative

French EDIC design

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