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Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 5:34pm

Indochinese Amphibious Warfare Ships

EDA-55 class Vehicle Landing Craft - 1942
- IE-1, IE-2, IE-4, IE-4

EA-13 class Infantry Landing Craft - 1942
- 8x craft acquired 1942


Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 5:35pm

[SIZE=3]EDA-55 (Engin de Débarquement Amphibie)[/SIZE]
Displacement: 55 tonnes
Length: 18.5 m
Width: 4.3 m
Draught: 1.5 m
Machinery: 2 x 225hp marine diesel engines
Speed: 8 knots
Cruising range : 140nm at 8 knots
Crew: 6 men
Armament (typical): three 20mm HS.404 AA guns, two 12.7mm machine guns, two rifle grenade launchers
Transport capacity : 125 men, one medium tank (max 35t), one truck or 35 tonnes of materiel
Notes: also used by the French Marine Nationale.
Vessels: IE-1, IE-2, IE-4, IE-4

These four vessels are used by riverine security troops.


Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:50pm

[SIZE=3]EA-13 (Engin d'Assaut)[/SIZE]
Displacement: 13 tonnes
Length: 13 m
Width: 3 m
Draught: 0.4 m
Machinery: 1 x 225hp marine diesel engine
Speed: 8 knots
Cruising range: 30nm at 8 knots
Crew: 2 men
Armament (typical): two 12.7mm machine guns
Transport capacity: 14 men maximum or 5 tonnes of materiel
Number in Service: 8

Notes: Also operated by the French Marine Nationale. Eight vessels acquired by the Patrouille Navale in Q3/1942.