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SABRE (L-9051) class

Country of Origin: France

ship list


 2 SABRE-class UTILITY LANDING CRAFT (LCU)

 Name     Pendant   Launched         Commissioned     Status

 SABRE    L-9051    March 3, 1987    June 13, 1987    Active
 DAGUE    L-9052    Sept. 10, 1987   Dec. 19, 1987    Active

description

Financed by the French nuclear testing center (DIRCEN). An identical sister was built for Senegal and two others for Lebanon.

status

Both are active. SABRE (L-9051) is based in Toulon and DAGUE (L-9052) at Djibouti.

builders


 SFCN Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France

characteristics


 Displacement:       325 tons light
                     726 tons full load
 Dimensions:
      length         193 ft 6 in (59.00 m) overall
      beam            37 ft 7 in (11.50 m)
      draft            5 ft 6 in ( 1.70 m) maximum
 Propulsion:         2 SACM-Wartsila type UD30V12 M3 diesels;
                       1,400 total bhp; 2 shafts
 Performance:
      speed          12 knots
      range          1,000 nm at 10 kts
 Manning:            10 total (1 Off. + 9 Enl.) + 8 passengers
 Cargo:              460 tons
 Combat Systems
      guns           (see "ARMAMENT" notes)
      radar          SABRE: 1 DRBN-32 (Racal-Decca 1226) navigation
                     DAGUE: 1 Furuno type navigation

issues and notes

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