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GRIM (LCU) class

Country of Origin: Sweden

ship list


 GRIM-class UTILITY LANDING CRAFT (LCU)

 Name            Launched    Completed     Status
 GRIM            1962        1962          Stricken
 BORE            1967        1967          Stricken
 HEIMDAL         1967        1967          Stricken

description

Based on a car-ferry design. The craft were also used as gun transports for the coastal artillery force.

The bow hinges upward on BORE and HEIMDAL to permit extending a ramp. The design could be adopted to serve as a mine layer.

status

None.

builders

 Asiverken, Amal, Sweden

characteristics


 Displacement:             340 tons full load
 Dimensions:
   length                  118 ft  1 in (36.00 m) overall
   beam                     27 ft 11 in ( 8.50 m)
   draft                     8 ft  6 in ( 2.60 m) maximum
 Propulsion:               2 diesels; 800 total bhp; 2 shafts
 Performance:
   speed                   12 knots
 Manning:                  Unknown
   troops                  325 total
 Combat Systems:
   guns                    2 20-mm/70-cal. Oerlikon AA
   radars                  1 navigation
   mines                   Unknown

issues and notes

None.

operational notes

None.

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