ALC 50

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Class overview
Builders: Phoenix Shipyards, Devonport
Operators: Australian Army
Succeeded by: Balikpapan class
Built: 1960
Completed: 2
Active: 0
General characteristics
Type: Landing Craft Utility
Displacement: 145 tons at full load
Length: 79.9 ft (24.4 m)
Beam: 24 ft (7.3 m)
Propulsion: Four Detroit Diesel Series 71 engines
Speed: 8 knots (15 km/h)
Range: 1,130 mi (1,820 km)
Capacity: 1 × Centurion tank, or
100 infantrymen, or
40,000 gallons of bulk fuel[1]
Complement: Eight
Notes: Ship characteristics from Gillett (1988), p. 117[2]

The Australian Landing Craft 50 or ALC 50 was a class of Landing Craft Utility operated by the Australian Army. The two ALC 50s were built by Phoenix Shipyards in Devonport, Tasmania and were probably completed in 1960. During their service with the Army they were named AB 3000 and AB 3001. The ALC 50s were replaced by Balikpapan class landing craft heavy in the early 1970s.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "50 Years of Service, What Made the News, Army News, p.35.". Australian Army. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Gillett, Ross (1988). Australian & New Zealand Warships Since 1946. Sydney: Child & Associates. p. 117. ISBN 0-86777-219-0.