French Navy – Landing Ships

Landing Ships

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BATRAL class small landing ships (name is a contraction of Bâtiment de Transport Léger) LOA 263′ TDISP 1,330 tons (5 retired, some in service with Morocco, Chile (a locally-built variant) other some small navies, French service 1974-2017)

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BATRAL class FS Dumont d’Urville L-9032 at Saint Barthélémy, 2012. Credit: Roms, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

BATRAL Brest 2018

BDC or Trieux class LST LOA 335′ TDISP 4,000 tons. French postwar version of the WW2 LST Mk 2 design. (5 retired, all scrapped, service 1959-ca.1985). At least one sunk as a dive site. LSTs retired Toulon 2010

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