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More Info on LSV's...you would think you were on a LST

May 25 2007 at 11:38 PM
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The LSV’s are constructed with special coastal support functions--Helicopter operations, Semi-submersible tank deck to launch amphibious vehicles (or submarines), and combat troops with their vehicles/tanks.

The new design is LOA 320 ft, beam 60 ft, draft underway 12 ft, beach draft 4 ft, speed 12 knots, range 8,400 nm, makes 2,000 gal of fresh water per day, stores 275,000 gal of fresh water, 150,000 gal of fuel, with 2 16-6445, 1950 hp engines with a bow thruster. The amphibious complement is 144 troops and 6 officers…a fully equipped combat Company.

The ship is much improved, but serves much like the LST’s did in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. LST gators that are members of the MDYC or TGYC…leave your Motto.

“You Call, We Haul” WESCO, LST-1167

 
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