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KARABENE (841) class

Country of Origin: Senegal

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 1 KARABENE-class UTILITY LANDING CRAFT (LCU) (French EDIC-700 design)

 Name           Pendant    Launched        Commissioned    Status

 KARABENE       841        March 6, 1986   June 23, 1986   Active


This is a French-built tank landing craft. She was ordered in June 3, 1985, and delivered June 23, 1986. It replaced FALME (ex-French EDIC-9085), which had been on loan since July 1, 1974.




 Societe Francaise de Constructions Navales, Villeneuve la Garenne, France

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 Displacement:       320 tons light
                     700 tons full load
      length         193 ft 6 in (59.00 m) overall
      beam            39 ft      (11.90 m)
      draft            5 ft 3 in ( 1.62 m) maximum
 Propulsion:         2 SACM-MGO UD30.V12 type diesels; 1,200
                       total bhp; 2 shafts
      speed          12 knots
      range          1,800 nm at 8 kts
 Manning:            18 total
 Military lift:      33 troops or 11 trucks or 5 light tanks + 335
                        tons of cargo
 Combat Systems:
      guns           2 20-mm/90 cal. (GIAT F2 A1) AA
                     1 81-mm mortar
      radars         1 Furuno RDP-118 navigation

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French EDIC-700 design

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